Police Kill Man Eating Another Man’s Face In Florida | May 26, 2012
Now, admittedly, the video doesn’t exactly reveal that there’s some serious carnivorous zombie action going on, as the legs that are moving appear to be facing away from the victim (the legs that aren’t moving), and the video’s poor quality doesn’t shed much light on whether or not the reported pool of blood is actually blood or just the shadows cast by the two men. So, case closed right? Wrong.
Original report from the Miami Herald
MIAMI — A witness says a naked man chewing on the face of another naked man on a downtown highway ramp kept eating and growled at a police officer who fatally shot him to make him stop.
Larry Vega told WSVN-TV in Miami that he was riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon off the MacArthur Causeway that connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach when he saw the savage attack on the bridge’s off-ramp.
“The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, ‘Get off!’” Vega said. “The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin.”
The slain man was identified by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office as Rudy Eugene, 31, Miami television station WFOR reported.
Vega flagged down a Miami police officer, who he said repeatedly ordered the attacker to get off the victim. The attacker just picked his head up and growled at the officer, Vega said.
As the attack continued, Vega said the officer shot the attacker, who continued chewing the victim’s face. The officer fired again, killing the attacker.
Miami police have released small details about the attack. The name of the victim, who was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, had not been immediately determined by authorities, said Detective William Moreno. Messages left Monday for a police spokesman were not immediately returned.
A spokeswoman said Monday that the hospital would not be releasing any information about him.
A surveillance video camera from The Miami Herald building nearby captured images of the men’s naked legs lying side by side after the shooting.
Vega said the victim appeared gravely injured.
“It was just a blob of blood,” Vega said. “You couldn’t really see, it was just blood all over the place.”
Via Miami Herald
New Story of Ronald Poppo 2 weeks after the zombie ‘cannibal’ attack in Florida | June 12, 2012
Ronald Poppo, the homeless man who had his face eaten in Miami, Florida – 2 Weeks after the incident.
MIAMI, FL. — Ronald Poppo, the homeless man left in seriously critical condition, in a bloody attack by the so-called Causeway “Cannibal” Zombie, fully realizes that half of his face has been gnawed and chewed off, with one eye gouged out and the possibility of complete, irreversible blindness in the other, said his doctors Tuesday.
He also suffers from brain injury, a broken rib, and possible bullet wound fired by the Miami police officer who put down Rudy Eugene, the Miami Cannibal or Causeway Cannibal. We know him as the Florida Zombie.
The attack this 65 year old man suffered on the Florida Causeway has made headlines around the world.
Despite all this, Poppo’s physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital said that he’s eating well, not complaining about the pain he is surely going through, and simply looking forward to hearing the first game of the NBA Finals between Miami and Oklahoma City.
“Before I left the room to come down here today he asked me if I’d be watching the game tonight and he told me “Go Heat,’ ” said Nicholas Namias, a University of Miami physician and director of Jackson’s Ryder Trauma Center.
“He is honestly living in the moment. And I don’t think I’ve said this about anyone before, but he’s charming. He really is.”
In a 45-minute news conference, doctors displayed an hours-old photo of Poppo that shows him with flaps of skin sewn over his eyes, his forehead raw and dappled with scabs, and his nose a mass of disfigured cartilage and bits of skin. Only his mouth, his gray mustache and chin remain undamaged.
Poppo is well aware that images of him — both before and after the attack — have been seen by millions, said Wrood Kassira, a plastic surgeon treating him. “He has asked me, what does the media think about him, and what are their thoughts and how are they portraying him,” Kassira said. “I said you are a victim of violence.”
Once a promising student at prestigious Stuyvesant High School in New York, Poppo dropped out of college and has been living on the streets for about 30 years, according to relatives who thought him dead.
Doctors said they do not know what Poppo’s future may hold, but for now he has weeks of hospitalization and many surgeries to endure before he can be released.
“He can touch his face,” Kassira said. “He can feel what’s missing.”
said she has talked to Poppo about reconstructive surgery. The goal,
she said, “is to restore as close to what he had before.” He could end
up with a prosthetic nose if what is left is too damaged, she said.
Before and after the attack
What she can not gauge, said Kassira, is how concerned Poppo is about his appearance. “If he doesn’t get his vision back, is he more concerned about how he looks, or how the world sees him?” Kassira said. “Those are things to think about with a psychiatrist and mental health workers.
“He says we’ll take it one day at a time. He’s very practical.”
Poppo is taking oral antibiotics to prevent infection, but no other medication, doctors said. He asks for orange juice, pizza and other Italian food.
One brother has been in touch with hospital officials, but no other relatives have visited or called, they said.
Kassira said she has the impression that Poppo — shot once before, in 1976, and arrested many times for drinking and vagrancy — enjoyed his life on the streets.
“He was content in life, swimming in the ocean, getting sun,” Kassira said. “But he is not complaining now. He is not a hysterical patient. He’s amazing. I don’t know how to explain it.”
Doctors not involved in Poppo’s care have estimated that depending on the number of surgeries he undergoes, and the length of his rehabilitation, expenses could total as much as $1 million. Poppo does qualify for Medicare and Medicaid, hospital officials said.
The costs will be covered by taxpayers and by donations made to a fund set up by the hospital. The fund now contains $15,000, officials said.
Maryland Zombie: Hartford, MD Cannibal Ate Brains and Heart of Roommate | June 1, 2012
A man in Hartford, Maryland admitted to killing his roommate and eating his body parts, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
According to charging documents, Alexander Kinyua, 21, killed his
roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, with a knife and then ate his heart
and part of his brain.
Kinyua is charged with first-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault.
The two had shared a home in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne.
Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said Thursday that Kinyua took deputies to a Dumpster about a mile away from Terrapin Terrace, where they discovered a head and two hands.
Deputies had executed a search and seizure warrant at the Terrapin Terrace home on Wednesday where they discovered the remains.
Detectives said Agyei-Kodie had left to go jogging without any of his personal effects, and had not been seen since. He was reported missing Friday.
Sheriff’s investigators said it was one of the most grisly cases they’ve seen in a while.
Authorities sent the remains to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore for a positive identification.
Kinyua remained held at the Harford County Detention Center Thursday night.
It was a grisly murder and there’s still no known motive.
Detectives say that so far, the suspect has shown no remorse for the attack. They say that while he is cooperative and has confessed, he would not reveal why he did it.
According to published reports, he recently posted online statements about cults, ethnic cleansing and school shootings.The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is helping in the investigation.
Kinyua was represented by a public defender in court on Thursday.
Police have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests.
The lead detective told WJZ he has no reason to believe that Kinyua was lying about eating the victim’s body parts.
A judge denied bail for Kinyua on Thursday. He’s charged with first-degree murder.
The Zombie Apocalypse Hits Los Angeles: Woman pulls baby from stroller and tries to eat baby | Jul 27, 2011
The Zombie Apocalypse hits Los Angeles when Natasha Hubbard of Los Angeles, brutally attacks a baby (slamming it into a nearby truck) and tries to eat the baby.
Los Angeles Times reports:
A 36-year-old woman allegedly snatched an infant from his stroller and slammed him into the metal railing of a truck as his mother and aunt tried to fight her off, police said Wednesday.
The woman, Natasha Hubbard, later told police she wanted to eat the baby’s arm. The baby suffered only minor injuries.
Adriana Miranda, 29, was pushing her 4-month-old son in a stroller on Boyd Street on Thursday when Hubbard allegedly reached into the stroller, unbelted the infant and swung him overhead, police said.
She then slammed him into the metal rail of a nearby truck.
Police said the mother and her sister tried to fight the woman off.
Miranda was eventually able to grab her baby, but Hubbard allegedly kept trying to fight, scratching at her while Miranda held the baby in her arms.
Police said the mother and aunt ran into a nearby store for help as Hubbard ran away, but the store owner pushed them back out onto the street.
Officers were able to find Hubbard after witnesses pointed her out.
She was charged with aggravated assault and bail was set at $30,000. She is on probation in two separate cases, one for narcotics and another for battery. Her prior arrests also include aggravated assault and carrying dangerous weapons.
Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department said Hubbard told detectives at the police station that she tried to break off the baby’s arm so she could eat it.
The baby was treated for minor bruises and scratches.
“We’re so lucky Alexander was not more injured than the bruises and swelling he received,” Vernon said. “He’s a tough little boy, and his mom and aunt didn’t hesitate to protect him.”
Zombie Attack in San Antonio, Texas: Woman Eats Her Child, Infant Son | Jul 27, 2009
This one drives home how horrifically real this zombie apocalypse really is. It’s one thing for a man to eat another man’s face on the Florida Causeway, and another for a mother to eat her child, her infant son.
Otty Sanchez, mother to a 3 1/2 week old infant boy was found dead and decapitated. The mother had chewed off her son’s face, 3 of his toes, severed the infant’s head off, tore through the child’s skull and ate his brain. This zombie ate her son’s brain as well as other body parts, then continued to stab herself in the chest and slash her own throat.
The Mexican mother and son were discovered on the bathroom floor in their San Antonio home.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Monday: ”At this particular scene you could have heard a pin drop, no one was speaking. It was about as somber as it could have been. It’s too heinous for me to describe it any further,” McManus told reporters.
You tell me, is this just another coincidence? Can you really call Otty Sanchez a cannibal? Or is this past the breaking point for the beginning of the zombie apocalypse?