Woman speaks out after being set on fire
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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida woman who was set on fire at a gas station is now out of the hospital.
Naomie Breton suffered second and third degree burns over 13 percent of her body after her ex-boyfriend, Roosevelt Mondesir, allegedly doused her with gasoline. "I just thank God that I'm alive because in looking at the picture, I probably shouldn't be here right now," she said.
According to Breton, the two were meeting at a 7-Eleven gas station at 3 a.m. Monday to exchange custody of their 4-year-old son. Instead, police said, Mondesir exited his car with a can of gasoline, chased Breton around the gas station, soaked her with gasoline and lit a match. "He starts gouging me with the gas, and that's when, you see in the film, we're actually running away from one another," she said. "I'm running away from him."
Breton, 34, caught fire and began running and screaming for help, before calling police. "I go up in flames and that's when I started screaming," she said. "The only thing I thought to do, was take off my clothes."
Police and paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and transported her to the hospital.
Breton now has burns on her face, and her stomach and arms are bandaged.
She said she feels constant pain and likely faces months, if not years, of therapy. However, her main concern is her three sons. "My main thing is I need to stay around," said Breton. "I need to be alive for my kids."
Fifty-two-year-old Mondesir remains behind bars, facing an attempted murder charge.
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