Cops: Woman stole beer, threatened customers at gas station

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police arrested a 41-year-old woman late Tuesday night for allegedly threatening to cut another woman while stealing beer from the Blue Water Exxon on Highway 17 near the Crosstown.

According to the Charleston Police Department incident report, a witness saw Marie Wright put two 32-ounce bottles of Budweiser down the front of her pants around 11:35 p.m. The witness said she told Wright she was going to tell the cashier and Wright told her to "mind her own business."

When the witness alerted the cashier, Wright reportedly told them she had already purchased the beer and had the receipt on her. She then tried to walk out of the store, but another witness at the scene tried to hold the door shut so Wright couldn't get out, the report states.

Police say Wright then threatened that customer saying she would cut her with a knife before she began swinging one of the beer bottles at her. The customer said she couldn't keep Wright off of her so she went outside and grabbed a windshield wiper cleaner to protect herself.

Witnesses said Wright ran off after smashing one of the beer bottles on the street. She was found a short time later in Gadsden Green and charged with shoplifting, simple assault, and resisting arrest.

The report states that the assault victim only suffered a small cut during the incident. She declined medical attention.

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