Woman Arrested After Recording Herself Pouring Boiling Water On Sleeping Boyfriend And Posting It On Snapchat

Woman Arrested After Recording Herself Pouring Boiling Water On Sleeping Boyfriend And Posting It On Snapchat DuPage County State's Attorney's Office

An Illinois woman was arrested after she filmed herself pouring boiling water over her boyfriend at the apartment they shared in Roselle and posted it on Snapchat. Alexis Sykes, 22, committed the horrific act in the early hours of January 2 and uploaded it to the social media site shortly after. She’s also said to have callously hidden the victim’s keys from him and described watching the skin fall off his arms, according to DuPage County prosecutors. Thankfully, the man was able to get his keys and drove himself to a local hospital.

DuPage County State's Attorney's Office

  1. Sykes had no remorse about what she’d done. She uploaded the video with the caption “I kinda feel bad now because he got 2&3rd degree Burns from face to waist & they rushin him to burn center but oh well (shrugging shoulder emoji) B***H (emoji blowing kiss) n still cried & beg me to drive him to hospital.” She’s also said to have hid his keys from the victim and described watching the skin fall off his arms.
  2. The victim’s injuries were pretty intense. After he drove himself to a local hospital, he was soon transferred to Loyola University Medical Center Burn Unit, where he remained for two weeks as he underwent skin grafts to treat his extensive wounds.
  3. Sykes was eventually arrested. Authorities put out a $250,000 arrest warrant on Sykes on January 8, and she was found 12 days later in Okitbbeha County, Mississippi on January 19. Sykes was then extradited back to DuPage County, where she was charged with “Aggravated Battery by Caustic Substance (Class X Felony) and two counts of Aggravated Domestic Battery (Class 2 Felony)” and booked, with bond set at $500,000.
  4. Prosecutors plan to hold her accountable for her actions. “The charges against Ms. Sykes are very disturbing. Dousing a sleeping man with boiling water causing serious, painful injury, as alleged in this case, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I would like to thank the Roselle and Carol Stream Police Departments for their outstanding work in identifying and apprehending Ms. Sykes as a suspect in this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget Carlson for her efforts in securing a strong prosecution against this defendant,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. “This case was brought to resolution by the hard work and persistence of our detectives, who put the case together and were able to locate this offender who fled the state,” Herron said. “We also want to thank the detectives from the Carol Stream Police Department who provided assistance in running down leads for us in their town as well as Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget Carlson for all of her assistance in this case. This is an example of law enforcement agencies working together to make our communities safe.”

Sykes is due back in court on March 22, 2021.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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