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Police searching for South Florida man accused of setting pregnant girlfriend on fire

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 14:58:28-04

Police in Hialeah are looking for a man who they say doused his pregnant girlfriend with gasoline and set her on fire Thursday morning.

Noel Grullon, also known as Noel Castro, was involved in a domestic dispute with girlfriend Allyson Rivera around 5 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 400 block of Southeast 2nd Street, Hialeah Police officials said.

During the dispute, Grullon, 32, doused Rivera with gasoline and lit her on fire, police said. Rivera, who is in the early stages of pregnancy with Grullon's child, suffered second-degree burns to her upper torso area and remained hospitalized Friday, police said.

Rivera's two young children from another relationship - ages 1 and 4 - were present during the incident, police said.

After the incident, Grullon fled in his black 2007 Ford truck, police said.

Grullon was released from prison in December 2016 after 12 years behind bars and is on probation, police said. He has a violent criminal past that includes armed robbery, armed carjacking, kidnapping, aggravated battery, grand theft, burglary and criminal mischief, police said.

Anyone with information on Grullon's whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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