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Fla. woman charged with throwing acid on victim

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Jun 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-16 15:25:00-04

 LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida woman has been arrested after police say she poured a bottle of muriatic acid onto a person's face.

 

      Largo police said surveillance video shows 39-year-old Melissa Diane Egbert throw acid onto the unidentified victim's face, then jump into a car and drive off. Egbert was charged Sunday with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is being held without bail. It's unclear whether she had retained an attorney.

 

      The Tampa Bay Times (http://tinyurl.com/ma6csvj) reports the victim's condition was not released.

 

      Muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, is used for cleaning concrete, tile and other hard surfaces