Boynton Beach police have released the 911 calls made after they said a man set a woman on fire at a 7-Eleven early Monday.
Several people called 911 to report the attack at the 7-Eleven store and gas station at 7038 Lawrence Road shortly before 3 a.m.
Boynton Beach police said they believe Roosevelt Mondesir, 52, threw gasoline on a woman and set her on fire, then chased her with a large knife. Police said the woman was meeting Mondesir to exchange custody of their 4-year-old son, but he did not bring the child and attacked her instead.
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In one of the 911 calls, a woman can be heard screaming in the background as a female caller says, "There's somebody attacking her at the 7-Eleven."
In the course of the calls, the dispatcher said that someone at the store pushed the panic alarm.
A man called 911, saying he had just pulled in to the gas station at Hypoluxo and Lawrence when he saw the alleged attacker.
"7-Eleven -- there's this guy, he has a knife. There's fire around the entrance of the 7-Eleven," the caller said.
"Where's the guy with the knife, sir?" the dispatcher asked.
"He just fled the scene," the caller said.
"Which way did he go?" the dispatcher asked.
"He was heading south on Lawrence," the caller said. "He's a black male, medium hair, shirtless, blue jeans."
A woman who apparently works at the store then called 911.
"This is 7-Eleven. We have a problem," the caller said. "We have some fight and fire."
In the background, the alleged victim can be heard yelling, "It hurts. It hurts. It hurts." Then, she got on the phone.
"I just called, and I had to hang up. He set me on fire, OK?" the woman said. "Hurry up, please, please, please. It burns."
When the dispatcher asked the woman whether she needs paramedics, the woman said yes.
"He's still outside. He has a knife. He set me on fire," the woman said. "Hurry up. Hurry up, please. It hurts."
Paramedics did arrive and took the woman to Delray Medical Center, where she was listed in fair condition Monday.
Police said they found Mondesir hiding in some bushes nearby. He was taken into custody and transported to Bethesda Hospital. After he was treated for minor burns, he was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.
On Tuesday, Local 10’s Roger Lohse spoke with the victim on the phone and asked her if she knew when she would be released from the hospital and if she would be willing to share her story about how she fought to survive the attack.
“I just want to focus on my health,” she said.
Local 10 has learned that last month, the victim went to the Palm Beach County courthouse and tried to get a restraining order against Mondesir.