PHOTOS: Police identify man whose face was chewed off (NSFW)

The suspect

PLEASE BE WARNED, PHOTO IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC

by Tolu Orekoya

On May 26, 2012 the Miami (Florida) police were called to what was supposed to be a fight – where they were greeted with a grisly scene. A naked man (now identified as Rudy Eugene, 31) was seen chewing off the face of another human male, the 65-year-old homeless man, Ronald Poppo. Even when police asked him to desist, Eugene continued, and the officer warning him drew his weapon and fired once.

Eugene reportedly ignored the gunshot and kept on attacking his victim forcing the police officer to shoot to kill.

The victim, Ronald Poppo

There are suspicions that Eugene may have been under the influence of drugs (either cocaine or Mephedrone, known on the street as bath salts).

According to Gawker:

Though police had earlier theorised that Eugene’s behaviour could be attributed to “cocaine psychosis,” Fraternal Order of Police President Armando Aguilar has since changed the substance of influence to the stimulant Mephedrone — AKA “bath salts” — citing similar attacks in the area that were carried out by users of the drug.

 

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Comments (28)

  1. They both naked because:

    The homeless man – well that says it all.

    The Zombie, Cannibal etc: When under the influence of 'Bath Salts' one can grow to be very hot and thus casuing the removal of clothing.

    Thats why they are both naked.

    1. The homeless man – well that says it all.

      The Zombie, Cannibal etc: When under the influence of ‘Bath Salts’ one can grow to be very hot and thus causing the removal of clothing.

      Thats why they are both naked.

  2. Tyrone, you stupid nigger, blacks kill each other for tennis shoes and turf ! Not good white folk. That's why blacks make up 75% of the prison population!

  3. omg I did not expect to see the homeless man's face all chewed up. that is some sick stuff. who is the female half naked next to him.

  4. At least he left the mustache, that would have been gross.

  5. Only 1 eye docs

    Who took the shot at JMH??!!!

  6. It like a horror movie! I'm shoked.

  7. anit no such thing as zombies people are retarded if their was zombies poppo whould have attack people at the hospital he's at and turn the people their into zombies. its just youre frendly neigborhood cannible crack head who has the munchies real badly.

  8. that some fucked up shit what has the world come to where black people murder human beings like white people that's not a good look for us black folks.

  9. Zombie apocalypse has began! Shoot anyone that is trying to eat your face!!!

  10. *SPEECHLESS* !!!!!!! I MEAN REALLY?????? WTF COULD A FRAIL 65 YR. OLD HOMELESS MAN DONE 2 TRIGGER DUDE 2 EAT HIS FACE OFF….I THOUGHT I HAVE SEEN IT ALL TILL NOW….GLAD I KNOW HOW 2 DEFEND MYSELF….* STILL SHAKING HEAD*

  11. Not likely that they were tripping together, I don't see these 2 sitting around before-hand sharing drugs. From the above pictures its interesting the victim appears to be wearing 2 shirts and not naked as reported ( which originally gave credit to the story of them using the drugs together. Also it doesn't sound like the officer was in danger or even in the mind of the attacker when he shot him,"Even when police asked him to desist, Eugene continued". I would imagine that a taser would have done a fine job, perhaps a nightstick to the head would have dislodged him. To eat the face of someone on the ground you'd be hunched over exposing the entire back of your body, the picture clearly shows no shots fired there.

    1. The officer shot him once, he kept easting, he then had to shoot him several more times killing him. A tazer would have felt like warm water to that moron.

  12. The Drug Supposedly Causes Your Internal Organs Heat Up, That's How Our News Here In Florida Explained Why This Idiot Was Naked.

  13. The shit is startin to hit the fan.. This ish is real people be ready prepare. times are changing get it right.. prepare.. forreal….

  14. Psychoactive drugs are to blame… I can totally understand how this can happen. They where probably tripping together, and got so out of it that they lost all sense of reality… don't try to make sense of it!

  15. omg THAT WAS BAD!! it's shocking to know that people really do that kind of stuff.

  16. Bath salts. No wonder kids are hurting themselves, hurting others and commiting suicide if this shit can cause one human being to do this to another.

    1. You have to shoot them in the head to kill them, otherwise they will keep coming at you.

    1. No one can really answer why. The attacker was naked prior to the incident and after finding his homeless victim, stripped the man naked before proceeding to eat the vast majority of his face. Asking why were they naked seems irrelevant when one could just ask "why did he eat the other guys face?"

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