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  • Man Refuses to Pay 22-Cent Soda Tax, Pulls Out Machine Gun

    Chicago man Nahshon Shelton, 36, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon all because he didn’t want to pay a 22 cents tax on his $1.79 bottle of soda. Offended by the  22 cents soda tax, Shelton pulled out a .22 caliber submachine gun and said he was “tax exempt.”

    No. Really.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

    Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, Chicago Police said.

    So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun out of his Gucci satchel inside the convenience store in the 4000 block of West Madison Street where they tried to make him pay it — and he threatened to kill everyone there, a prosecutor said.

    This “is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt!” he would later allegedly tell the cops. “Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”

    There’s still no word from MSNBC on whether or not Mr. Shelton is affiliated with the Chicago Tea Party.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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