Saturday afternoon police shot and killed a naked man who was found chewing off the face of another man along side a Miami causeway. The naked man was spotted attacking the other man by a passerby and a highway ranger. The first officer approached the scene, ordered the attacker to back off and shot the man when he failed to stop eating on the other man’s face and head. The assailant continued eating and attacking his victim even after being shot once, forcing the officer to shoot the man several more times.
The victim is in critical condition in the hospital, and while police are not sure why the attack occurred, they theorized that the victim is a homeless man that was sleeping when attacked. The Miami Herald reports the assailant is thought to have been in a possible “cocaine psychosis”, a drug-induced craze that bakes the body internally and often leads the affected to strip naked to try and cool off.
Now back to your long weekend….
(thanks to Caleb S. for the ‘head’s up’)
- Investigation continues into savage attack on the MacArthur Causeway; exclusive video shows snippets of incident (miamiherald.com)
- Naked man shot dead by police as he chewed another man’s face off leaving victim fighting for life (dailymail.co.uk)
- Naked man killed by Miami police while ‘eating’ victim’s face (newsobserver.com)