Scientology Crime Syndicate

05 May 2000
Fredric L. Rice

Greetings, Mr. Sugg.

One of the more unsavory events I observed in Clearwater, Florida, on December 5'th, 1998, was two people getting thrown out of the Scientology store called the "One Stoppe Shoppe." The person running the store that day asked Mr. Robert Minton if he was a Scientologist. When he answered that he was not, he and Mr. David Rice who was with him were physically hustled out of the store, given the bum's rush.

I suppose the amusing fact that Mr. Minton, waving a fist full of money and saying, "I've got over three hundred dollars here! How _could_ I be a Scientologist?" didn't endear the guy to the Scientology shop's owner. Still, throwing non- Scientologists out of shops seems like a pretty ugly thing to do.

I managed to acquire some photographs of the incident. If your office is interested, let me know and I can e-mail you the JPG files or I can run-off a copy and mail it to your office.

Oh: I also have a JPG of Kirsty Alley giving the finger to a reporter which you might like. It's likely copyrighted but I would expect the agency which took the photograph would get a kick out of having it further disseminated since it's rather amusing.

Fredric L. Rice


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