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Costa Mesa beer run ends in violent freak-out

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Teresa Aguayo really needed beer. Just one bottle. And police say she was willing to use a blanket, rubbing alcohol and bug spray against the store clerk who stood in her way.

According to the Orange County Register, Aguayo, 46, walked into a Costa Mesa convenience store on Sunday afternoon and tried to buy a single 12-ounce bottle of brew. When the clerk told her no -- the California Stop convenience store only sells them in six-packs -- Aguayo reportedly flipped out.

Strangest of all was her alleged means of attack: Police say Aguayo hit the clerk on the head with the bottle, then tried to strangle her with a blanket behind the counter, then grabbed some nearby rubbing alcohol, acetone and bug spray and rubbed them on the poor clerk’s face.

Aguayo is currently facing possible charges of attempted murder and is being held on a half-million dollars bail.

The clerk was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian for observation.