NY Post: A suspect accused of dousing a woman with gasoline and setting her on fire at a Taco Bell in Florida has been arrested, police said.
Mia Williams, 32, was taken into custody early Thursday in Tallahassee on an attempted murder charge after police responded to the fast-food chain Wednesday and found the female victim with significant burns.
Williams, who police said identifies as a woman, fled the restaurant on foot before cops arrived while wearing capri-style pants, a red head wrap and several necklaces, Tallahassee police said.
Investigators on Thursday are still trying to determine what circumstances led up to the attack. It’s unclear whether Williams knew the victim or had a prior dispute with her, police spokesman Damon Miller told The Post.
“Everything is still under investigation and Mia is being questioned as we speak,” Miller said.
No update on the victim’s condition was immediately available, Miller said. She was airlifted to a hospital with serious burns after the disturbing attack, police said.
The incident prompted officials at nearby Florida A&M University to send out an alert to students indicating that the suspect was seen wearing a red turban at the time, WCTV reports.
As the NY post reported earlier: A woman in a Florida Taco Bell was reportedly seriously injured when a suspect doused her with gasoline and set her on fire Wednesday night.
The disturbing attack occurred at about 6:15 p.m. at one of the fast food chain’s Tallahassee locations, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
The suspect, identified by police as 32-year-old Mia Williams, fled and is still being sought.
“At this time, [investigators] are on scene, trying to basically solve this puzzle, to figure out why this heinous crime was committed,” Tallahassee Police Department spokesman Damon Miller told the paper.
Miller said it’s unclear if Williams knew the woman or what may have provoked the attack.
The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious burns.