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Florida Woman Allegedly Set Ex On Fire After Inviting Him To Easter Dinner
Shivon Perez invited her ex over, police said. That's when the blow torch and gasoline came out.
It was the Easter dinner from hell.
A Florida woman allegedly invited her ex-boyfriend over for an Easter meal, only to douse him in gasoline and set him on fire.
Shivon Perez, 38, faces attempted homicide, arson and kidnapping charges and is being held without bail.
In an arrest record obtained by Oxygen, police say Perez lured her ex over to eat at her Altamonte Springs apartment by asking if he could fix a leak in a pipe under her bathroom sink. He laid down on the bathroom floor, getting ready to inspect the pipe and do his ex-girlfriend a favor, the report said.
That's when the blow torch and gasoline came out.
The victim recalled asking Perez what was in the container and she allegedly replied, “It’s gasoline, you son of a bitch."
Police said she told her ex, “You are going to pay,” before setting him ablaze with the blow torch. Then, she allegedly tried to lock him in the apartment, but not before spraying gasoline all over the home. According to police she recently boarded up her windows and switched the locks so that they only work from the outside of the apartment.
The victim, who has been identified as Bradley Atkins, was able to escape by pushing past Perez. He survived the attack.
Neighbor Nicole Fader told Click Orlando that she heard Atkins yelling as he escaped.
"He was just screaming that 'She lit me on fire,' and he ran out to the middle of the road," Fader said.
Atkins suffered severe burns on his chest, neck, and face. According to a GoFundMe that appears to have been set up for Atkins, he is an employee at Uhaul.
"He is a great person who did not deserve what happened to him," a person claiming to be the victim's boss wrote on the fundraising site. "He would never hurt anyone and would do whatever he could to help you out."
Perez also suffered injuries in the attack. Police said she suffered smoke inhalation after she went back inside her burning home to retrieve her dog.
[Photo: Altamonte Springs Police Department]