facebook
twitter
search
search

Chicago man allegedly pulls .22 caliber submachine gun over 22-cent sales tax

This "is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt!” man reportedly told officers.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   April 14, 2014 at 8:34 AM

CHICAGO, April 14 (UPI) -- A Chicago man who claimed he was “tax exempt” and didn’t have to pay the 22-cent sales tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi allegedly pulled a .22 caliber submachine gun to avoid forking over the extra cash at a convenience store on Saturday.

Nahshon Shelton was charged with five counts, including felony unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated assault and having an invalid FOID card, and is currently being held without bail.

“I’m going to shoot you in the head three times,” the 36-year-old allegedly said during the incident. “Right now I’m going to smoke your ass. You’re not listening, I’m killing everyone in here.”

After he was arrested, Shelton allegedly told police, “[This] is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt! Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”

According to Assistant State Attorney Claire Savaglio, the entire incident was captured on the store’s surveillance cameras.


[Chicago Sun Times]
[DNAinfo Chicago]

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Man kicked by camel while attempting selfie with nursing calf
Japanese firm accepts mecha robot battle challenge from United States
Florida man captures lightning strike on Gainesville Wendy's
Early 90s prototype 'Nintendo PlayStation' purportedly discovered by Redditor
Seal tries to steal shark from fishing line in California