A man whose face was eaten by a naked attacker in Miami is fighting for his life as authorities try to piece together just what sparked the horrific incident.
The identity of the two men remains unclear, although some reports suggest they may have been homeless men living beneath the MacArthur Causeway, which connects downtown Miami to South Beach.
The gruesome attack went down in broad daylight Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The two men are visible in surveillance video captured from a nearby building, but it is unclear if the entire horror show was recorded.
The pair of men appeared to be fighting, said Larry Vega, a Miami resident who first witnessed the nightmarish scene on an off-ramp by Biscayne Boulevard, which is near the offices of The Miami Herald newspaper.
“When I looked forward, there's a guy on top of another person, eating him up like, just tearing, tearing his face apart,” he told Local 10 News. “It’s going to take some time to forget. I never thought I would see someone else eating someone. It was really, really horrific.”
He alerted a police officer “that a homeless man was killing another person by biting and ripping his face to death.”
Vega said the cop ordered the man to stop, but he did not listen. He then drew his gun, but “the guy just stood... with pieces of flesh in his mouth and he growled,” he told WSVN 13 News.
The officer, who was not identified by police, then shot the Hannibal Lector wanna-be several times.
“Based on the information provided, our Miami police officer is a hero and saved a life,” Javier Ortiz, spokesman for Miami police’s Fraternal Order of Police told the Miami Herald.
The victim, who lost about 75% of his face, was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to WSVN 13 News. He remains in crticial condition.
Also - a woman in Mexico was arrested after gouging out her son's eyes "to save the world."
Blind prophets and naked face-eaters? Sign of the end times?
On May 29 2012 00:51 MyXoMoPBL wrote: Yeah.. what an apocalypse.. 2 homeless people fought since 1 had taken LSD - it's over for us..
Yeah you don't know much about drugs if you think LSD made this guy eat another persons face.
I also saw nothing of LSD in the article, why just spread false information? People like you are the reason that rumors get out about things in the first place.
(if there is a mentioning of any drug in the article and i missed it id love to know )
Also in the article, the "hannibal lector wanna be" part got to me. Come on, would hannibal really be so stupid as to do something like this in public? Surely there's better references that could be made =) like the guy eating lungs on PCP
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