'Tips for Jesus' Gives Record $11K Tip to Arizona Bartender for 2 Bills Totaling $419

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A 614,000 tip receipt left at Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room in New York City, New York, on December 7, 2013. |

The man who is allegedly behind the generous "Tips for Jesus" Twitter account may have struck again, this time leaving an Arizona bartender a combined $11,000 tip on two different bills that totaled just over $419.

Clint Spotleson, who works as a bartender at a restaurant called Crudo in Phoenix, told the The Arizona Republic that last Saturday night when he was just beginning to break down and clean up the bar, one customer strolled in with his female friend and ordered some Pappy Van Winkle 23.

When the customer paid for his check, Spotleson was shocked to find that the customers had tipped him $1,000 on a bill that just totaled $330.

But Spotleson would luck out again when the same customer decided that he wasn't done drinking and opened another tab, this time totaling just $89.89.

"The first one he just filled out and left on the table," Spotleson said. "Then he was like, 'You know, I'll have another round,' Then the second one, he was like, 'Let's have fun with this one.' And he said to his friend, 'Put 10K on this one.' And she was like, 'OK.'"

Although he was shocked to see a $10,000 tip, Spotleson, who was behind the bar washing glasses at the time, said he knew he had to keep calm and act professional about such a generous gratuity.

"But I kept composure, because the guests were right in front of me at the time," he explained. "We still had seven or eight people at the bar at the time. I just acted like nothing really happened."

Spotelson said that he split the tip with another bartender on duty, the kitchen staff and a cocktail server and plans to use his portion to help him fix his car.

"It's unreal," Spotelson said. "I am going to the bank now. It is crazy, absolutely crazy. And its cool too, because I've been having some car issues."

The customer is alleged to be PayPal vice president Jack Selby, who has a home in nearby Paradise Valley and was outed last year as the man who runs the popular Instagram account called Tips for Jesus.

On the Instagram account, pictures are posted of the tips that Selby leaves, which he is said to usually tip between 250 to 600 percent of the bill when he dines out. The account is followed by over 83 thousand people.

As most tips on the Instagram account range from $2,500 to $7,000, Fox News points out that if the well-tipping customer at Crudo was in fact Selby, then his $11,000 gratuity would be his biggest recorded tip ever. However, the Tips for Jesus Instagram account has yet to post a photo of the receipt from Crudo.

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