When told he had to pay the tax on his 2-liter Pepsi costing $1.79, officers say the perpetrator allegedly pulled a loaded Intratec submachine gun out of a Gucci satchel and began yelling, "I'm going to shoot you in the head three times! Right now I'm going to smoke your ass! You're not listening, I'm killing everyone in here."
No one was injured, and the man was arrested and booked for unlawful use of a weapon.
As Chicago's temperatures rise after an historically cold winter, so are the city's number of shootings. January through March showed a 50 percent drop in gun viiolence compared to the first quarter of 2013, but in April thus far, 11 have been shot and killed, with 96 injured in shootings.
Over the first weekend with 60 degree temperatures, four Chicagoans were killed and 34 injured bringing the rate for 2014 to 66 shot and killed, 336 shot and injured.