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‘Homeless’ suspect, 32, who doused woman in gasoline then lit her on fire in horrifying ‘random’ attack at a Florida Taco Bell is arrested for attempted murder

  • An unidentified woman was set alight at a Florida Taco Bell branch Wednesday
  • Tallahassee Police responded around 6.18pm said ‘the subject entered the business and doused the victim with gasoline’ before setting her on fire 
  • Cops asked for the public’s help and shared an image of Mia Williams ‘who identifies as a black female’
  • Williams was seen wearing a black shirt, tan capri pants and a red head wrap 
  • The 32-year-old had fled scene ‘on foot’ but was located nearby Thursday 5am
  • A local claimed Williams previously went by a different name and was a client at a center for the homeless
  • The person claiming to know Williams said she was ‘not in her right mind’ and the attack was ‘random’ 
  • Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at 850-891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS

A suspect who threw gasoline over a Taco Bell customer before setting her alight has been arrested after an 11-hour manhunt, and charged with attempted murder.

Mia Williams, 32, who ‘identifies as a black female’, was reportedly seen entering the fast food chain in Tallahassee, Florida, shortly before 6pm on Wednesday.

Police said ‘the subject entered the business and doused the victim with gasoline’ before setting her on fire and ‘fleeing the scene on foot’.

The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to North Florida Fairgrounds hospital by helicopter with serious injuries and her identity was being kept confidential Thursday morning.

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