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Cookie Monster & Bert Questioned as Cops Charge Sexy Serving Wench in High-Heeled Boot Beating at McDonald's Drive-Thru

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"I'm not saying I'm right for what I did, but it was just a very messed-up situation."

A McBrawl at a Pennsylvania McDonald's drive-thru caught on tape.

Local CBS affiliate KDKA reports the shocking details:

“There people in various Halloween costumes – some to mention Cookie Monster, I believe Bert and Ernie and some others,” West View Police Chief Bruce Fromlak said.

One woman was dressed as a sexy serving wench. According to the police complaint, two cars were in line. The black Hummer was at the drive-in window with the people in costume. The driver in the second vehicle, Joseph Kryl, 36, was getting antsy to order his breakfast sandwich.

“The operator of that vehicle yelled out, ‘I’ve been waiting here 10 minutes. Can I go ahead of you?’” Chief Fromlak said.

That’s when Shawn Klinge got out of the Hummer and Joseph Kryl exited his car. It got ugly.

“Words were exchanged, pushing, shoving,” Chief Fromlak said. “Next thing you know, they’re both on the ground.”

The brawl expanded when 31-year-old Olivia Patterson, Kryl’s companion, got out to help him. Then three women exited the Hummer – Casey Ashbaugh, Crystal Dedo and Melinda Klinge.

Police say Melinda Klinge, 28, shattered a rear passenger window in Kryl’s car and bashed Olivia Patterson over the head with a high-heeled boot.

“She got hit in the head repeatedly to the point of unconsciousness,” Chief Fromlak said.

Police found Patterson in convulsions.

“This girl was seizing, having seizures, she was bleeding profusely from the back of the head,” Fromlak said.

WTAE  scored an interview with Klinge, who claims she was defending herself:

Police said Klinge, 28, was arrested while still in her costume and taken to jail. She told Channel 4 Action News reporter Keith Jones that the incident was self-defense.

"The guy behind us was just acting crazy and got out of his car," said Klinge. She added, "I guess because I'm not the one with the most injuries, I'm automatically the bad guy."

"I just feel that it's a nightmare that I just can't wake up out of," she said.

Watch the surveillance video of the drive-thru melee below:

Patterson was taken to a local hospital where it took six staples to close her head wound, KDKA reports.

Melinda Klinge has been charged with simple and aggravated assault, but police say other charges are still pending.

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