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No seriously this is as weird as weird gets (for me anyways). Rudy Eugene son of Haitian immigrants was shot dead on the MacArthur Causeway (just south of Biscayne Blvd) by police on Saturday after he was seen “eating” the face of 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, a homeless man.
Poppo, whose face was mangled beyond recognition, was transported to Jackson Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where he is in critical condition. Doctors were forced to cut a hole into his neck to give him oxygen because his nose and lips were so savagely mutilated.
Former classmates of Eugene, who played football for North Miami Beach high school,described him “a nice gentleman with a warm smile and funny.” says the Miami Herald
“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.”
Disturbing photos of the crime scene have gone viral online. The photos show Poppo, who is partially clothed, laying next to Eugene, who appears deceased. Another photo, allegedly taken at the ER, shows the destruction caused to Poppo’s face and head. Human features are unrecognizable in the photos.
Reporters theorize that Eugene was under the influence of “bath salts” a powdered chemical that is mixed with other drugs and contains amphetamine-like substance, similar to the MDMA found in Ecstasy pills.
Emergency rooms are reporting an alarming increase in “bath salts” cases across the country. Ingesting or snorting “bath salts” stimulants can cause chest pains, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, aggression, agitation, hallucinations, extreme paranoia, and delusions.
Via [Sandra Rose]
Here’s a video from CNN. I don’t have the stomach to watch alluh…. #icant