LAPD hunts man they say poured acid on girlfriend

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Posted: Nov 11, 2009 4:33 PM

Police in Los Angeles are seeking a man they say tortured, raped and poured battery acid on his girlfriend during a Halloween attack.

Police say 30-year-old Miguel Herrera got into a heated argument with the woman after she showed up late at his South Los Angeles apartment.

Capt. Art Miller said Wednesday that Herrera told the woman he wanted to teach her a lesson. Miller says he punched the woman, stabbed her with a knife, whipped her with an electrical cord, poured acid on her and tried to make her drink the acid. Miller says Herrera raped her before letting her go.

Police say Herrera followed the woman's car but she eluded him. She was treated at a hospital and released.

Police did not describe the extent of her injuries.