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Police: Sandusky man sets girlfriend’s leg on fire

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A Sandusky woman says she was asleep in her boyfriend’s bed when he poured lighter fluid on her leg and started her on fire.

The victim spoke with 13abc about her terrifying wake-up call.

 The victim says at first she was afraid to go to police, but she did. She doesn't want to show her face on camera or reveal her name, but she does want to share her story and her burn wounds to help other women. We must warn you: some of the pictures are graphic.

"I couldn't believe it,” says the victim. “I was burning. And I just started rolling over and screaming."

A 52-year-old Sandusky woman says early Friday morning she and her boyfriend 57-year-old Daniel Johnson were drunk and she ended up with severe burns on her leg.

"I guess it's not your normal domestic, if there is such a thing,” says Lt. Phil Frost with the Sandusky Police Department.

This past weekend Sandusky Police arrested Johnson on a felonious assault charge at the scene of the crime: his apartment on the 400 block of East Adams Street.

"Apparently there was an argument that happened previously,” says Lt. Frost. “He wanted her out of the apartment for whatever reason and I guess to wake her up he thought it was a good idea to light her leg on fire."

"He started getting mean and wanted me to go home,” says the victim. “Well, I didn't feel like getting up. So he took lighter fluid, poured it on me and set me on fire. He said, 'That will get you up, b****.'"

Police say the victim was treated and released from the hospital with severe burns.  Plus, she says Johnson gave her bruises like the one on her arm when he forced her out of the apartment.

"He could've burned my whole body,” says the victim. “I just thank God it was only my right leg."

The suspect Daniel Johnson is behind bars at the Erie County Jail. He's being held on $20,000 dollars bond.

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