Costa Mesa Clerk Attacked For Refusing To Sell Single Bottle Of Beer

COSTA MESA (CBS) — An Orange County convenience store clerk is recovering Monday after being beaten by a woman following a dispute over the sale of a single bottle of beer.

Teresa Aguayo, 46, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.

Costa Mesa police say Aguayo attacked a clerk at the California Stop, 600 W. 19th Street in Costa Mesa, Sunday afternoon after she refused to sell the woman one bottle of beer. California Stop does not sell single beers, according to officials.

Aguayo proceeded to hit the clerk on the head with the bottle and then tried to strangle her with a blanket, officials said.

Police say Aguayo also rubbed acetone, bug spray and rubbing alcohol in the clerk’s face during the attack.

The female clerk was taken to a local hospital for observation.

Aguayo is being held on $500,000 bail at an Orange County jail.

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