Man suffers serious eye injuries in possible acid attack near Apopka

Victim taken to Orlando hospital for treatment

APOPKA, Fla. – A man suffered serious injuries in Orange County late Tuesday when a stranger threw a mystery substance in his face, deputies said.

The attack occurred around 10:40 p.m. on South Central Avenue near Apopka.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the area for a report of an aggravated battery.

"Patient advised someone just threw acid at him," Orange County Fire Rescue dispatch said. "Assault occurred at a different location. Advised skin is peeling, eyes are burning. Eyes are bulging and turning green. Update, caller advised patient is not responsive at this time. Patient is now foaming at the mouth and has been moved to the ground."

Deputies said they met with the victim, a 26-year-old man, who said someone threw an unknown substance in his face. 

The victim suffered serious injuries to his eyes and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to officials.

Deputies said it's believed the attack occurred in the 600 block of 13th Street.

A detailed description of the assailant has not been released.

An investigation is ongoing.

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