A woman is fighting for her life in a hospital after she was set on fire, according to police.
Boynton Beach police said they were called to the 7-Eleven store and gas station at 7038 Lawrence Road around 3 a.m. Monday after a report of a woman being set on fire.
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When they arrived, officers said the victim had fresh burns to her face and body. They also said they found her shirt on fire on the ground.
Police said Roosevelt Mondesir, 52, threw gasoline on the 44-year-old victim and then set her on fire.
The woman said she went to the station to meet with Mondesir, who is the father of her 4-year-old son. She went to the station because Mondesir was supposed to transfer the boy to her because they share custody.
When she saw Mondesir did not have her son, she tried to leave. She said Mondesir chased after her with a red gas can in hand, threw gasoline on her and set her on fire.
While trying to put out the fire, the victim noticed that Mondesir began chasing her with a machete. She then ran into the 7-Eleven and tried to hold the doors closed until police arrived.
The victim was transported to the Delray Medical Center trauma unit. She was listed in fair condition Monday.
Witnesses told police that Mondesir took off running after the attack. Officers set up a perimeter and used a K-9 unit to find him in bushes nearby.
Mondesir was taken into custody and transported to Bethesda Hospital with minor burns. He was treated at the hospital before being booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.
He is charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Police said the attack was caught on surveillance video, which they released Monday afternoon.
People who live in Mondesir's Lake Worth community said the couple recently broke up, and Mondesir was upset when the victim moved out of the house they shared.
"I've never seen him act violently. Other people, like the neighbors, said that he's been really upset since they broke up," said neighbor Pat Kohl.
Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said three children lived with the couple in the home. She did not know whether the man and woman were married but said she did not realize their relationship was in trouble until recently.
"She was standing out in the driveway by her car on the phone, and I said, 'Is there anything I can do to help?' and she said, 'I'm calling the police so I can get my stuff out,'" the neighbor said.
Palm Beach County court records show the victim filed a domestic violence injunction against Mondesir on May 29th, but it was dismissed.