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Acid Attack Injures Man

Acid Attack Injures Man

Largo, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-A Largo woman is under arrest for an acid attack.  Police have charged 39 year-old Melissa Diane Egbert with pouring a bottle of acid on her boyfriend's face.

Officers say Egbert used muriatic acid in the assault on 44 year-old Ralph Monus. After the attack, Egbert jumped into her car and took off.  Egbert was arrested later.

Egbert is officially charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is being held in jail without bail.

Monus has some burns, but will survive.  Police say muriatic acid is used for cleaning off hard surfaces, such as concrete.  Muriatic acid can burn skin.

 

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