BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Baldwyn police have a man in custody they say is a suspect in a Saturday afternoon robbery at the Dixie Gas station.
The man, who is not yet charged, is alleged to have thrown a cup of scalding-hot water into a cashier's face before making off with $150 in cash.
Donna Yeager, the cashier, is suffering second-degree burns to her face and chest following the incident.
"The man that robbed me and done this to my face, he comes in there every day and he would cook his dinner."said Yeager.
Yeager said the man would cook his dinner by way of a microwave oven inside the store.
That's why she says she was totally shocked by what the man did Saturday afternoon.
"He went to the bathroom to get his water, you know, I thought for his Ramen noodles. And then he went to the microwave and I just figured he was warming them up," Yeager said. "Then he walked to the counter, and he had a cup in his hand. And he said, 'Do you have change for a dollar?' I said, 'Yeah.' And when I opened the drawer, he threw that scalding-hot water all over me."
The suspect took the cash register, she says, which only had about $150 at the time, and ran out the door.
Baldwyn Assistant Police Chief Greg Box says the suspect was apprehended early Sunday morning.
"We've got a suspect incarcerated right now. We picked him up this morning," Box said. "We've been looking for a certain person of interest and we located him Sunday morning. And we've got him in the Lee County Detention Center at this time."
Box says the man has prior felonies and has given the department trouble in the past.
The suspect has not been formally charged at this time.
"We'll talk with the District Attorney's Office probably Tuesday. If they're back in the office Monday, we'll talk with them then," Box said.
Meanwhile, Yeager hopes her misfortune might help other local cashiers in some way and she wants the suspect put away for a long time.
"I would like for him to go to jail for a while because I don't want to see anybody else have to look like this," Yeager said.
Yeager said she eventually plans to return to her job.
Box says the money has not been recovered.