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GRAPHIC: Surveillance video of woman doused in gas, set on fire

Posted at 9:22 PM, Jun 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-12 00:23:00-04

(CNN) Police in South Florida have released surveillance video of a gas station attack that left a burning mother screaming for help.

It happened Monday morning at a 7-11 in Boynton Beach.  

You can see the woman trying to hold the doors of the convenience store shut to keep a man at bay.

Police said the attacker, 59-year-old Roosevelt Mondesir, is the father of the victim’s four-year-old son.

Investigators said the man snatched the 40-year-old woman from the protection of the store, poured gas on her, ignited the fire and took off.

Officers arrived to find the woman engulfed in flames.  

The police rushed to extinguish the fire and take the woman to a hospital.  

Investigators say about two-hours later, officers tracked the suspect down and took him into custody.  

He now faces an attempted first-degree murder charge.  

WARNING: The video below is graphic in nature.