Police: Florida Man Set Girlfriend on Fire, Stole Car

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- August 5, 2012

Authorities say a central Florida woman is in critical condition after her boyfriend set her on fire.

Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack says the 26-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Friday night with severe burns. Witnesses reported seeing the woman on fire run from a home.

Police say the woman's boyfriend set her on fire and then stole a van. Later that evening, police say the man burglarized a home and then tried to use a stolen credit card at a gas station.

Womack says the man was taken into custody Saturday morning. Additional details about his arrest were not immediately available.

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