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Phoenix Bartender Gets $2,500 Tip From Mysterious 'Tips For Jesus' Patron

12:50 PM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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The mysterious diner who has been tipping thousands of dollars on restaurant bills across the country has left a $2,500 tip at Crudo in Phoenix.

The latest photo on the tipper's Instagram account - @tipsforjesus - shows Crudo mixologist and co-owner Micah Olson holding a receipt with a $2,500 gratuity on a $530.67 bill. The man had dinner Tuesday at the restaurant, 3603 E. Indian School Road, and on the receipt he wrote: "best restaurant in Phoenix. Visit Micah at Crudo."

"He was a super normal guy, slid up to the bar and settled into a few glasses of Pappy 23 bourbon. It's one of my favorite spirits, so naturally we chatted a bit. Before leaving he asked if I've heard of TipsForJesus and let me know I might get a few phone calls tomorrow. It wasn't until he left that I noticed the tip," Olson told The Republic via e-mail Wednesday.

The Tips for Jesus user has nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram. His profile reads: "Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time." The first photo post was of a $3,000 tip on an $87.98 bill on Sept. 8 at Bar Louie in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Since then, @tipsforjesus has appeared several times, posting photos of a $10,000 tip on a $265.96 bill at the Hungry Cat in Hollywood; $5,000 on $84.05 at Legends of Notre Dame in Southbend, Ind.; and $5,000 on $576.50 at Moondogs, Too in Port Orchard, Wash.

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