A Chicago man, Nahshon X. Shelton, 36, was arrested over the weekend after he began waving around a loaded submachine gun in a convenience store.
This incident went down after the store clerk tried to charge him a 22-cent soda tax on a $1.79 two-liter bottle of Pepsi.
After the clerk told him why she had to charge him the extra amount, he pulled a .22-caliber Intratec submachine gun out of his Gucci bag “while yelling that he was going to shoot and kill everyone in the store,” according to court records.
Shelton believed being charged tax on his soda was unlawful “(Because this) is my neighborhood, I’m tax-exempt.” He later went on to justify his actions to police by saying, “Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”
His gun was loaded with one round in the chamber, eight rounds in one magazine and five in a second clip.
He is currently facing five charges and being held without bail.