Police investigating acid attack on homeless woman


Published: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:31 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:31 a.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police are trying to find out who threw a bottle of hydrochloric acid at a homeless woman sleeping outside of a St. Petersburg soup kitchen.

The attack happened early Wednesday morning near a St. Vincent de Paul Society food center. Witnesses say someone threw a plastic bottle out of a car. The bottle struck a stop sign and exploded.

Chemicals inside the bottle landed on blankets covering the homeless woman, but she wasn't injured.

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