An irate man was caught on camera destroying a Santa Ana 7-Eleven, trashing the merchandise and breaking the windows after the clerk refused to sell him beer.
Police say the man was loitering in the area and asked the clerk if he could use her cellphone. She told him that he couldn't.
Then he came back to try to buy beer around 3:00 a.m., but the clerk said she couldn't sell him beer at that time.
That's when he became enraged, knocking over bananas and other merchandise. He took a baseball bat to the store's windows and shattered them one-by-one before running off.
Store manager Rajeev Tendon said it will take a bit of time to repair the damage done:
"A lot of work and a lot of money - $5,000 we pay to fix it. That glass is expensive."
Santa Ana police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect, who likely faces charges of assault, battery, and felony vandalism.