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.”
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.
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