Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Miami Zombie: Naked cannibal on MacArthur Causeway identified
This story is very strange even by Miami standards. About 2 pm, on Saturday, a bizarre scene unfolded on the MacArthur Causeway's off-ramp to Biscayne Boulevard. A Road Ranger spotted a naked man attacking another man and shouted at him to back away. This was no typical attack but rather something out of a horror movie. Instead of backing away, the attacker looked at the officer and growled like an animal. He had a piece of the victim's flesh in his mouth. He ignored the warning and proceeded with the ghoulish attack. Even after being shot once, the attacker did not stop. The officer, whose name has not been released had to kill the attacker who has now been identifed as 31 year old Rudy Eugene.
The man he attacked, whose identity has also not been disclosed remained in extremely critical condition Sunday night at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Most of his face was gone, the skin ripped away, the nose bitten and his eyes gouged.
The motive is still unknown, but a doctor at Jackson Memorial Hospital theorized that Eugene's behavior could have been on by a drug called "bath salts."
Police theorized earlier that it was "cocaine psychosis," a drug-induced craze that bakes the body internally and often leads those it affects to strip naked to try to cool off.
anyone having any information about this crime are asked to call the Miami police homicide unit at 305-603-6350.