[Gossip] Miami Zombie Finally Identified, No Reason Given For Attack
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.30.2012
He's not a zombie after all...
The LA Times reports that the naked man who tried to eat another man's face in Miami has been identified. The Miami-Dade County medical examiner said the man is Rudy Eugene (age 31), according to CBS Miami.
Witnesses and police said he was naked on Saturday when he attacked another naked man on the MacArthur Causeway, next to the Miami Herald building. He chewed off 80% of the victim's face. When a police officer told him to stop and he didn't, the officer opened fire and shot him at least six times.
Larry Vega, a witness, told WSVN: "The guy just stood, his head up like that, with pieces of flesh in his mouth. And he growled."
The Miami Herald reports that the officer's name was not released, nor was the vicitm, who is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Rudy's wife was identified as Jenny Ductant, and she told Local 10: "I wouldn't say he had [a] mental problem, but he always felt as if people were against him. No one was for him, everyone was against him."
The two divorced in 2007 after the relationship turned violent. They had not spoken in three or four years.
Rudy has had several run-ins with police. He was arrested when he was sixteen on suspicion of battery, which was later dropped. He was also arrested four times on marijuana-related charges, trespassing and selling near a school. His last charge, also dropped, was in September 2009.
Police thought at first that he might have been suffering from "cocaine psychosis". Too much of the drug forces users to take their clothes off. Eugene may also have been on LSD, they said. The claims of "excited delirium" due to drugs haven't been taken seriously.
The Miami New Times wrote on Tuesday: "Two years ago, Miami New Times staff writer Gus Garcia-Roberts explored how Miami-Dade County led the nation in deaths attributed to excited delirium, which has been dismissed as junk science by the American Civil Liberties Union and families of the deceased who were diagnosed with the syndrome. It is not listed in textbooks or recognized by the American Medical Assn. or the American Psychiatric Assn."
An ER doctor at the Jackson Memorial hospital said that the attack could be used by a new drug called "bath salts", named after the bathroom product. But no one is really sure what happened and no evidence has been given.
Several headlines, jokes and Internet websites have popped up in the aftermath saying the incident looks like a zombie attack. One of these included a Twitter account. One post reads: "..miami...media...still...in...denial...no...coca ine...just...flesh...and...brains..." There has yet to be a parody account of the victim created.
LIES prepare yourselves it's the end of day's time to kill some ZOMBIES!