Delray Beach, FL-- A mother of a 4 year-old is recovering from severe burns over most of her body. Investigators said she was intentionally set on fire by the child's father.
The attack happened at a 7 Eleven store in Delray Beach, Florida and was caught on tape by the store surveillance cameras.
Surveillance video shows the woman standing near a gas pump shortly before 3 a.m. Monday in her silver Mercedes Benz, as a man driving a white Jaguar approaches the victim.
The two are at one point seen struggling. The woman tries to seek refuge inside the 7-Eleven, but is soon dragged back outside.
The video later shows the woman running around on the pavement outside the store, the upper part of her body enveloped in flames.
Police were able to interview the victim hours after the incident. CNN was able to obtain a copy of the video and police report. According to the report from the Boynton Beach Police Department, the woman interviewed at Delray Medical Center, but not identified by police said she had gone to the 7-Eleven intending to meet her son's father and son for a "timesharing exchange." She and suspect don't live together but they share custody of their 4-year-old child, the woman said.
After realizing her son wasn't in the car, she said she tried to get back in her vehicle. It was then that he came out with a red-colored can and began tossing gas on the woman and her vehicle, the woman told police.
She ran, but after being pulled out of the 7-Eleven the first time, he "threw fire onto her body" and she "became engulfed in flames," according to police.
"The victim began to put the fire out and remove her shirt, and then realized the defendant was also armed with a long (possibly machete) knife," police said.
Officers arrived to find the woman "with severe and fresh burns" on her body and face, as well as pieces of her still burning shirt on the ground.
The suspect identified as 52 year-old Roosevelt Mondesir had run from the scene, leaving his Jaguar parked near the gas pumps. Boynton Beach police found him around 5:45 a.m. Monday in bushes near the 7-Eleven.
Police said Mondesir was treated at a local medical facility for burns. Currently, he is in the Palm Beach County's main detention center.
She told officers A Florida man lit the mother of his 4-year-old son on fire early Monday, then chased her with a knife before she found refuge inside a convenience store, police said.
Roosevelt Mondesir, 52, was in jail Monday night after being charged with attempted first-degree murder, said Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater.
The victim is at a Delray Beach hospital recovering from severe burns to much of her body and face. The woman is expected to survive her injuries, CNN was told.