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Police: Largo man intoxicated on Four Loko stabs CVS worker

LARGO — A Largo man intoxicated with cocaine, synthetic drugs and Four Loko alcoholic beverages was arrested early Monday after he entered a CVS pharmacy and began stabbing a store employee, police said.

Lorenzo Guerrero, 26, is charged with attempted murder and attempted burglary. At 12:08 a.m. Monday, he entered the store at the corner of East Bay Drive and Belcher Road wearing a mask and began stabbing store employee Donald McKay, 68, "in an unprovoked, ambush-style attack," according to the Largo Police Department. He then ran out of the store.

McKay was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Investigators found Guerrero's car in the CVS parking lot and found Guerrero shortly thereafter. Police said their investigation showed that Guerrero was "on a dangerous cocktail of cocaine, synthetic drugs and Four Loko beverages" and "could not provide any reason for his actions."

Drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine have been identified as a public health concern by federal officials and state attorneys general. Four Loko was one of several brands at the center of the controversy, but it has removed caffeine from its formula and is now simply an alcoholic beverage, a company spokesperson said.

Police: Largo man intoxicated on Four Loko stabs CVS worker 02/25/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:17am]
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