Man douses Golden Corral employee in fluid before lighting her on fire

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Officers said they're not sure a woman will survive after she was doused with fluid and lit on fire while working at a Jacksonville, Fla., Golden Corral.

Officers said the restaurant on Memorial Park Road was packed around 5 p.m. Wednesday when a man walked in.

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Surveillance video shows the man douse the woman, who is in her 50s, with a flammable liquid and light her on fire, officers said.

Officers said the woman knew the man, identified as 58-year-old Darryl Tyrone Whipple.

A Golden Corral spokesperson said the suspect did not work at the restaurant.

He will be charged with attempted murder, officers said.

Golden Corral released the following statement:

"An employee at our Memorial Park Road location in Jacksonville, Florida was tragically attacked today by an individual known to the employee and not affiliated with our company. We are cooperating fully with the authorities regarding their investigation into this matter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee and her family at this time."

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