Hialeah Police Searching for Man Accused of Setting Pregnant Girlfriend on Fire

Police said couple had broken up and were fighting about cigarettes

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 his girlfriend 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 the 27-year-old woman with gasoline and lit her on fire, police said. The woman, 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. She and her unborn child are expected to be okay, according to a family member who spoke to NBC 6.

Police said the couple had broken up Wednesday night and had gotten into a fight about cigarettes.

The woman's two young children from another relationship - ages 1 and 4 - were present during the incident, police said. Police said Grullon and the woman have been in a relationship for about six months.

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

The Florida Department of Children and Families said they've opened a child protective investigation for the incident.

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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