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Like most people, Robert Miller became upset when he learned the price of something he regularly bought had gone up by a dollar.

Unlike most people, the 60-year-old Florida man decided the best way to deal with the price jump was to bring a loaded assault rifle into the store, according to police.

Now, thanks in part to the incident being caught on surveillance video, Miller faces a felony aggravated assault charge.

Robert Miller

Robert Miller, 60, who faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. (Broward County Sheriff's Office)

According to a police report, Miller went into a supermarket in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Lauderhill, where he lives, on Dec. 20 and asked for two packs of Pall Mall cigarettes, WPLG reported.

When Miller was told the smokes would cost $11, the problems began. Miller said two packs normally cost $10, and began arguing with the clerk, eventually shouting and telling the clerk to "come on and fight," CBS Miami reported.

The clerk told Miller to leave, but before Miller did, he said he'd be back. Sure enough, a few minutes later, police said Miller returned, except this time, he was armed with a Wesson M&P-15 long rifle.

Surveillance video shows other customers starting to move away and leave as Miller held the rifle by his waist, waiting for other customers to get out of the way.

When others cleared, Miller told the clerk, "You must not know who I am," police said, before eventually briefly pointing the rifle at the clerk. The clerk, who ducked below the counter, called police.

Miller, who walked out, was arrested outside the store without incident, CBS Miami reported.

He faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and a misdemeanor charge of improper exhibit of a firearm. He was booked into the Broward County Jail and released on $25,000 bond and must wear an electronic monitor.


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