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Acid Attack Claims Two Victims, Florida Woman and Teenager Suffer from Burns

Frederick Rogers (Mug Shot)

PALM BAY, Fla. (CBS/AP) Police say woman and a teenage boy from central Florida are the victims of an acid attack in Florida.

PICTURES: Bethany Storro, Wash. Acid Attack Victim

Although it is unclear what sparked the attack, Palm Bay Police say they arrested 50-year-old Fredrick Rogers after he allegedly splashed the unidentified woman and the 14-year-old boy with acid while they were in a car.

The woman was rushed to the hospital after sustaining burns covering 30 percent of her body.

The young boy's injuries were less severe.

Following the incident, Rogers was apprehended and charged with aggravated battery.

The Florida acid attack is the third acid attack in recent weeks.

Nearly two weeks ago, Bethany Storro of Vancouver, Wash. was attacked by a stranger who asked, "Hey, pretty girl, you want a drink of this" before she proceeded to throw a cupful of acid in the unsuspecting victim's face.

More recently, Derri Valarde of Mesa, Arizona told CBS's "The Early Show" that she was approached by an acid-wielding stranger outside her home.

Velarde said, "She just stopped abruptly and looked at me and threw it in my face."

Both of the previous acid assailants are still at large.

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