Man Brandished Gun After Getting Mad About Soda Tax, Prosecutors Say

Source: Geoff Ziezulewicz / Chicago Tribune

A West Garfield Park man was ordered held on no bail Sunday after prosecutors say he brandished a gun at convenience store employees and customers because he was angered over the tax he had to pay for a bottle of Pepsi.

Nahshon X. Shelton, 36, of the 4200 block of West Caroll Avenue, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and other counts in connection to the Saturday afternoon incident, which took place at Madison Grocery and Beauty in the 4000 block of West Madison Street, according to Cook County court records.

Victims told police Shelton entered the store and was angry over being charged 22 cents in tax for a $1.79 2-liter bottle of soda, according to court records and Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio.

“(Because this) is my neighborhood, I’m tax-exempt,” he said, according to court records.

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