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Man accused of threatening tax worker

Associated Press

ST. PAUL — No matter how frustrating taxes get, it’s not a good idea to threaten to do a drive-by shooting at the state Department of Revenue.

Authorities have charged a South St. Paul man with two counts of terroristic threats after he got upset and allegedly told a Department of Revenue supervisor he was going to do a drive-by shooting.

According to the complaint filed in Ramsey District Court, a Revenue Department supervisor said Stephen Eugene Morris, 55, told her in a phone call, "Maybe I will just do a (expletive) drive-by."

Morris told the St. Paul Pioneer Press he actually told the supervisor he just felt like doing a drive-by. He said there was no mention of shooting.

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He says the dispute was over $181.44 in sales taxes he believes was wrongfully charged to his custom pool cue business.

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