|Rudy Eugene & Ronald Poppo|
Police then fired rounds into Eugene but nothing happened. He reportedly didn't budge until after the 4th or 5th shot was fired into his back. He was shot a total of 6 times before he collapsed and died. The victim was taken to a near by hospital and he's listed in critical condition. His face is unrecognizable, as his eyes we're gouged out and flesh was eaten starting from the top of his head to the lower part of the neck.
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I warned you..
|High School photos of Rudy Eugene|
His victim, an unidentified homeless man, was clinging to life at a Miami hospital Monday.
His face was reported to be barely identifiable as that of a human.Eugene's criminal record showed he was arrested several times in the last few years, but none involved a violent crime. The only exception was when he was 16, when he was slapped with a battery charge.
His ex-wife, however, told Local 10 News she ended her two-year marriage to Eugene because he became increasingly hostile."I wouldn't say he had (a) mental problem but he always felt like people was against him," Jenny Ductant said. "No one was for him, everyone was against him."
|Security footage still of Eugene & Poppo after the shooting.|
Several homeless people who live around the area where the gruesome attack occurred said they knew Eugene, and said he often looked confused.
"I was actually talking to him the other day," an unidentified homeless man told Local 10 News. "It's pretty weird."Eugene, who was growling like an animal as he swallowed pieces of flesh, had to be shot at least six times before he died on Saturday.
|Disturbing image of Eugene dead next to Poppo|
The initial rounds that hit him had little effect, as the cannibal kept chomping on the man’s ears, nose and cheeks — and even tried to gouge out his eyeballs.What prompted the hideous attack — and what kind of drugs, if any, Eugene was on — remained a mystery Monday.Cops said it might be a case that involved a new type of synthetic stimulant called “bath salts” or “plant food,” which can cause users to become paranoid and aggressive.
|Poppo's face after the attack.|
Old friends of Eugene said that they didn't remember him that way.Former New Yorker Larry Vega, a recent transplant to Miami who witnessed the mauling, said he was thinking of moving his family out of Florida.“I lived my whole life in New York and never experienced something this crazy,” he told WPLG TV in Miami.Vega was riding his bike on a highway overpass Saturday when he saw two men below him. Both were naked and both were covered with blood.“The guy — he was like a zombie, blood dripping; it was intense,” Vega told reporters in Florida.“The closest thing I’ve seen to it? ‘The Walking Dead,’ ” he said, referring to AMC’s gruesome zombie show.“I never thought I would see someone eating someone. It was really, really horrific.”
After the news spread across the country, people we're referring to it as the latest sign of the zombie apocalypse. They fear that it will get worse as time progresses. Over the past few weeks,similar events happened. Read below.“This is not his character,” said Cassandra Metayer, who went to middle school and high school with Eugene.“This type of behavior is very unexpected,” she added. “He was a good person, a true friend. He was a nice, outgoing ready-to-help-anybody kind of guy.”
- On May 16, students and teachers at a Florida high school had to be decontaminated after breaking out in a mysterious rash, according to the Huffington Post.
- On May 21, a Bellwood, Illinois, man was arrested after allegedly biting an 18-year-old woman's cheek, according to MySuburbanLife.com.
- On May 23, a Spring Valley, Calif., man was arrested for allegedly biting the tip off of his cousin's nose off, according to NBC San Diego.
- On May 26, the same day as the infamous Miami cannibal attack, a Florida anesthesiologist allegedly banged his head against the inside of a cop car until he started bleeding following a DUI arrest. He then proceeded to allegedly spit blood in a police officer's face, acccording to ABC News.
Sources:All these events, combined with the Miami cannibal attack itself, have sparked widespread fears -- however irrational they may be -- that a "zombie apocalypse" has begun.And there are several other events beyond these that contribute to the conspiracy theory.On May 26 a Palm Coast, Fla., man (yes, Florida again), was arrested for allegedly biting the lips off one kitten and strangling another cat to death, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.And a Hackensack, N.J., man allegedly stabbed himself repeatedly in front of the police on May 27, then began to pull his own guts out, and proceeded to throw his intestines at police officers, according to the Daily Mail.
Sandra Rose, NY Daily & iBtimes
Wow! I have no words. All you can do is pray for these people.