COSTA MESA, Calif. -

A Southern California convenience store clerk who refused to sell a bottle of beer has been attacked by an enraged customer.

Costa Mesa police say the California Stop clerk told 46-year-old Teresa Aguayo on Sunday afternoon that the store doesn't sell individual 12-ounce bottles of beer.

The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/HuaLRD ) says Aguayo then began hitting the clerk on the head with the bottle and tried to strangle her with a blanket behind the counter.

Investigators say Aguayo grabbed nearby rubbing alcohol, acetone and bug spray during the attack and rubbed them in the clerk's face.

Aguayo was booked for investigation of attempted murder. She remained in jail on Monday with bail set at $500,000.

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