“The victim was walking near a gas station when she when she was forced into a car at gunpoint,” freep.com reports. “[Roderick] Neely is accused of driving a short period of time, then parking the car, beating the woman in the face, pulling off her clothes and using a blowtorch [not shown] to burn her feet. ‘The woman escaped by taking a tool and injuring the defendant’s face,’ said Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office.” Actually, she stabbed him in the eye with a screwdriver. I’m sure she would have preferred to have shot Mr. Neely in the chest a few times to avoid the car journey. “Authorities are investigating whether there is a connection between the attack and two incidents in July, when two other women were burned by a blowtorch, Deputy Police Chief David LeValley said. ‘The (method of operating) and description matches the previous incidents,’ although police are not ready to link the man to the summer cases without further investigation.” Not an original idea, of course. Nor is defending yourself through force of arms.