Hialeah Police Department spokesman Carl Zogby had a message for Noel Grullon on Saturday. He said the detectives looking for him were on fire. Zogby said it was only a matter of time before they found him.
Allyson Rivera, who is pregnant, told detectives that she and Grullon, 32, dated for six months before ending their relationship Wednesday night. The next morning Grullon was angry. He started pulling the drawers off the cabinets and throwing them on the floor, according to a police report.
Rivera's two daughters, ages 1 and 4, were sleeping. Rivera, 27, asked him to stop, so he wouldn't wake up the girls and pushed him out. She told police officers Grullon came back with a canister of gasoline, poured it over her and set her on fire.
"He has been lucky for about a day and a half," Zogby said. "His luck is going to run out."
Rivera told police officers that their last fight before the Thursday attack at the 400 block of Southeast Second Street was over a pack of cigarettes. Grullon reportedly also smashed her cell phone, so she couldn't call 911. Detectives believe he fled in a 2007 black Ford F-150 STX with a Florida tag HVD-E62.
Rivera said she ran to the shower to extinguish the flames, grabbed her children and drove to a friend's house. Her friend took her to the hospital, where she remained on Saturday getting treatment for second-degree burns.
Police officers didn't find out about the attack until Rivera was in the hospital and a social worker reported the domestic violence incident. Detectives were asking anyone with information to call 305-687-2525 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.