WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – The man accused of setting his ex-lover on fire in the parking lot of a Boynton Beach 7-Eleven was denied bond Tuesday, the same day police released the dramatic 911 call made by his victim.
In addition to denying bond, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Ted Booras said 59-year old Roosevelt Mondesir makes too much money to qualify for a public defender. Mondesir told the judge if he stays in jail he would lose his job.
Mondesir is charged with the Attempted First Degree murder of Naomi Breton.
The attack happened around 3 a.m. on Monday.
In a 911 call released Tuesday, Breton, 34, called police after she was doused with gasoline and set ablaze.
“He set me on fire,” she cried to the 911 operator. “Okay, hurry up. Please, please, please, it burns,” she cried.
Listen To The 911 Calls Below
Breton told police she agreed to meet Mondesir in the parking lot of the 7-11 so she could pick up her 4-year-old son as part of a custody agreement.
When he arrived, however, Breton said she noticed that their son was not in the car.
When Mondesir pulled up to her, he got out and began dousing Breton with gas from a gas can, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Surveillance video outside the 7-Eleven caught the whole thing on camera around 3 a.m. Monday. The video shows Mondesir chasing Breton with a gas can. Seconds later, she tries to get into the convenience store to get away from him but a knife-wielding Mondesir was able to pull her back outside the store.
A few seconds later, Breton runs back into the view of the surveillance camera fully engulfed in flames.
She howled in pain as she ripped the burning shirt from her body.
“He’s still outside, he has a knife, he set me on fire,” said a terrified Breton in the 911 call. Crying to the operator she said, “Hurry up, hurry up, please, it hurts.”
Breton was taken to the Delray Beach Medical Center where she was said to be in fair condition Monday afternoon.
After the attack Mondesir took off on foot but police found him several hours later hiding in some bushes near the 7-Eleven.
He was taken into custody and then taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital where he too was treated for burns.
The couple’s son was found asleep and unharmed in Mondesir’s home.
According to Palm Beach County court records, Breton applied for a restraining order against Mondesir for protection against domestic violence late last month but a judge denied it.
Breton claimed in her written request: “I have been threatened on a daily basis through text and voicemail” and in one of his messages she said he wrote “u have to learn the hard way, I’m all about revenge now. I don’t give a [expletive].”
She claimed he physically pulled her out of her car, let the air out of her tires and removed the lug nuts in May. He also cut up all the furniture at their house in February and threw all her belongings out of the house before he threw her out, she claimed.