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Soda Tax Prompts Chicago Man to Pull Gun in Store

CHICAGO (AP) - Police accuse a Chicago man of pulling out a submachine gun in a convenience store because he didn't want to pay a 22-cent tax on a two-liter bottle of soda.

A Cook County judge ordered 36-year-old Nahshon Shelton held without bail after the Sunday afternoon incident. Shelton is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and having an invalid Firearm Owner's Identification card.

Prosecutors say Shelton pulled out a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun and threatened to kill everyone. Authorities say he told police it "is my neighborhood, I'm tax exempt."

The Chicago Sun-Times reports prosecutors say Shelton's gun had eight live rounds in one magazine, five live rounds in another magazine and one in the chamber.

Shelton doesn't have a listed telephone number.

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