Warning: Graphic Surveillance Video Released of Woman Set on Fire

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Police in South Florida have released surveillance video of a gas station attack that left a burning mother screaming for help.

It happened in Boynton Beach, and the woman can be seen trying to hold the doors of the convenience store shut to keep a man at bay.

Police say the attacker, 59-year-old Roosevelt Mondesir, is the father of the victim’s four-year-old son.

Investigators say the man snatched the 40-year-old woman from the protection of the store, poured gas on her, ignited the fire and took off. Officers arrived to find the woman engulfed in flames.  

The police rushed to extinguish the fire and take the woman to a hospital. Investigators say about two-hours later, officers tracked the suspect down and took him into custody.  

He now faces an attempted first-degree murder charge.

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