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Internet Bands Together to Raise $22,000 for Stiffed Pizza Driver

Employees of a car dealership forced the driver to return $7 in change and verbally abused him on camera.

Here's some feel-good Friday news: The internet recently avenged a hardworking pizza driver who was stiffed on a tip, after video of his ordeal went viral. According to Boston.com, a video surfaced on Wednesday of employees at a Westport, Massachusetts car dealership getting into an argument with a local pizza delivery driver. The employees had ordered $42 worth of pizza from Palace Pizza. When driver Jarrid Tansey delivered the pies, the employees gave him $50, and Tansey says he confirmed that they wanted to him to keep the $7-and-change, which he believed was a tip.

But the dealership then called the restaurant and forced Tansey to return the money, and the heated exchange was caught on video. In the video, the employees verbally berate Tansey, cussing at him and threatening to have him fired; after the incident, Tansey was left without a tip entirely.

Upon seeing the video — which was posted to Youtube — a stranger set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise donations for the driver. They note on the page, "I believe Jarrid should be rewarded for dealing with such crappy people. The page's goal is to raise $25,000, and so far it has managed to raise $22,341 in just two days. Since the news broke, Consumerist writes that a manager at the dealership issued a statement apologizing for the actions of his employees.

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