Hialeah man who set pregnant girlfriend on fire still on the run

Police nationwide search for Noel Grullon


HIALEAH, Fla. – Police said a Hialeah man accused of setting his pregnant girlfriend on fire last month is still on the run.

Noel Grullon, 32, fled the home he shared with Allyson Rivera on July 27, the day police said he set the pregnant woman on fire after she ended their six-month relationship.

"He is one step ahead of us," Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said. "He hasn't gone back to work and hasn't gone anywhere expected."

A nationwide warrant has now been issued for Grullon and his name has been placed in the National Crime Information Center.

The day after learning Rivera was ending their relationship, Grullon started pulling drawers off cabinets and throwing them on the floor. When Rivera asked him to stop, Grullon returned with a gasoline can, poured it over her head and set her on fire.

Grullon also smashed Rivera's phone so she could not call 911.

Grullon is believed to have fled in a 2007 black Ford 150 pickup truck with Florida license plate HVD-E62.

Rivera was hospitalized after extinguishing the flames by running to the shower. A social worker reported the domestic violence incident to police.

Anyone with information is urged to call 305-687-2525 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.