A detailed account of the Miami cannibal attack that occurred Saturday afternoon has come from different sources and witnesses. When 31-year-old Eugene Rudy was naked eating another man’s face off along Miami’s MacArthur Causeway, a witness by the name of Larry Vega saw the scene unfold. He was riding his bike when he noticed an LSD-crazed man attacking 65-year-old Ronald Poppo — who remains in critical condition after having most of his face eaten in a horrorific crime thought to happen only in horror films.
“The guy – he was like a zombie, blood dripping; it was intense,” said Larry Vega, a biker who was riding nearby and witnessed the incident, told reporters. “I never thought I would see someone eating someone. It was really, really horrific.”
“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.”
Vega couldn’t make out details of the cannibal attack with so much blood poured out everywhere.
“It was just a blob of blood,” Vega said. “You couldn’t really see, it was just blood all over the place.”
When police arrived, the cannibal attacker was “growling like an animal as he swallowed pieces of flesh” before they shot, the New York Daily News reported. After the first shot, Rudy kept “chomping on the man’s ears, nose and cheeks — and even tried to gouge out his eyeballs.” Several more gunshots were fired and Rudy was finally killed.
Sgt. Javier Ortiz, vice president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, claims the cannibal attack was one of the bloodiest “and goriest scenes I’ve ever been to.”
Sgt. Armando Aguilar, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police told reporters what he saw.
“He had his face eaten down to his goatee,” Aguilar said. “The forehead was just bone. No nose, no mouth. In my opinion, he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“It was not only grotesque, it was just very sad, the amount of blood. It was very sad to see what happened to this gentleman that had his face eaten,” Sgt. Ortiz added.
The officer who had no choice but to fire his weapon at Rudy is part of a crisis intervention team. He’s also trained to work with the mentally ill.
“He’s clearly shaken up,” Ortiz said. The officer has been administratively reassigned while the investigation is pending — a standard procedure after a shooting involving an officer.
An autopsy is being done on Eugene Rudy to determine exactly what was in his system at the time he went on an LSD-crazed cannibal attack in the heart of Miami in broad daylight. It’s believed so far that he was under the influence of bath salts, which is considered the “new LSD.” It puts users in a cocaine psychosis state of mind with violent hallucinations. The autopsy results won’t come available for several weeks.