While a repairman sweeps up broken glass, Valero manager Ali Iqbal shakes his head. "For an eighteen pack of beer, $5,000 in damage."
At around 3 a.m. Tuesday, a silver car backed up to the main door of the store that sits at El Camino Real and Ramada in the Clear Lake area.
Surveillance cameras captured the entire incident.
The video shows the driver pulling forward, then slamming the vehicle into reverse. The car crash shattered the glass doors and bent the frame. Two figures leap out with their faces and hands covered. Seconds later they leave, carrying an 18-pack of Bud Light beer. They climb back into the car and disappear into the darkness.
"Alcoholic people, man!," says Iqbal.
Oh, and the beer was warm.