Burn victim returns to work
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A woman who was reportedly set on fire by her ex-boyfriend is now trying to put the horrific attack behind her.
Naomie Breton has returned to work after she was assaulted with gasoline and fire at a Boynton Beach 7-Eleven in June.
Surveillance video recorded at the convenience store shows Breton as she tried to escape her knife-wielding boyfriend, 52-year-old Roosevelt Mondesir.
However, the situation quickly became worse. "When I first saw the knife and I saw the gas, I thought, He's just trying to scare me," Breton said, "and when he started pouring it on the car I thought, OK, this is a lot realer than I thought."
Mondesir reportedly set Breton on fire. The sight of herself on fire and desperate for help is difficult for Breton to watch, but it is even more difficult to explain to she and Mondesir's 4-year-old son. "And the baby, he still says, 'I miss daddy. I wish I could talk to him in the morning.' Like this morning, we had to pray about it, so he has a good day and daddy has a good day," said Breton.
Breton's recovery has been quick. As for her ex, Breton said, she feels bad for him. "I'm not going to hold grudges over him. Like I tell my kids, 'When you pray at night, you pray for him.' I don't want my kids to hold hate in their hearts for him," she said. "I almost feel sorry for him, because he threw away his life. He let jealousy and the devil get to him to the point he threw away his life."
Breton's son was not there when she was attacked, but she acknowledges that it will take time for the entire family to heal.
Mondesir is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the case. He remains behind bars and has entered a plea of not guilty.
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