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Prosecutor: Man stole 'not yo' cheese

CHICAGO, May 9 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Chicago said a man who illegally took nacho cheese from a convenience store was informed the topping was "'not yo' cheese."

Court records state Michael Richards, 50, of Chicago purchased a bag of chips Saturday from the 7-Eleven on the city's Near West Side and began covering the chips in nacho cheese from the toppings counter, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

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The clerk confronted Richards and told him the nacho toppings are only for customers who purchase tortilla chips served in a plastic tray.

"The defendant was informed that it was 'not yo' cheese,'" Assistant State's Attorney Dan Piwowarczyk said.

The Chicago Sun-Times said Richards then grabbed a hold of the clerk's arm, twisted it behind his back and threatened him. He was arrested about a block away from the scene.

Richards was charged with felony robbery and ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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