Man pulls gun on clerk over soda tax

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Nahshon Shelton (NBC Chicago)

Nahshon Shelton (NBC Chicago)

Nahshon Shelton pulled a gun on a store clerk Saturday because he did not want to pay a 22-cent soda tax on a two-liter of Pepsi he was purchasing.

The 36-year-old allegedly took a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun out of a Gucci satchel and threatened to kill everyone in the store, reports NBC Chicago.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Shelton then said it was his neighborhood, so he was “tax exempt!”

Shelton was arrested when police arrived and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and having an invalid Firearms Owner’s ID card.

Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio said the whole incident was caught on surveillance video.

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