Chicago man pulls submachine gun on store clerk for charging him tax on soda


A Chicago man pulled a submachine gun on a store clerk because he didn’t want to pay sales tax. According to ABC News 7, Nahshon Shelton, 36, walked into a convenience store on West Madison Street in Chicago to buy a soda.

Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on the soda which cost $1.79. He began arguing with the clerk over the tax and eventually pulled out a .22 caliber submachine gun and pointed it at the clerk. He reportedly also threatened to kill every person inside the store.

Someone called police and Shelton was arrested. During a conversation with authorities, Shelton said he was tax exempt because the store was located in “his neighborhood.”

Shelton was charged with aggravated assault, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

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