Bath Salts? Or Start of the Zombie Apocalypse?

Let’s start with the case in Miami, Florida that kind of kicked this off (at least in the national spotlight)…

miami.cbslocal.com…

Police shoot and kill a man they see under an overpass, eating another man’s face! Disclaimer: the link has disturbing VIDEO of this.

sources close to the investigation told CBS4 News that officers found one man gnawing on the face of another, in what one police source called the most gruesome thing he’d ever seen.

Aguilar said the officer saw what the man was doing, and ordered him to stop. He said the man growled at the officer, and then returned to his meal. Aguilar said the man ate his victim’s nose and eyeballs.

The officer then used his service weapon and shot the man, Aguilar (Head of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police) said, but the gunshot had no effect. Other sources confirmed that the man refused to obey, and continued his attack. Aguilar said the officer had no choice but to keep shooting until the attacker was dead.

Police have shared no information about his identity or condition.

This was later confirmed:

Ronald Poppo, 65, is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, just blocks from where he was attacked by 31-year-old Rudy Eugene in broad daylight Saturday on the Downtown off-ramp of Miami’s busy MacArthur Causeway.

The police state the attacker was likely high on a form of LSD nicknamed “bath salts”, but at least in my own research, I’ve yet to see where any kind of drug test was performed or results released. In fact, his brother’s testimony seems to cast doubt on this theory:

Eugene’s autopsy results are pending.
Meanwhile, court records show Eugene had several arrests on marijuana-related charges. Eugene’s brother said Eugene sometimes smoked marijuana but didn’t drink much or use hard drugs. Bryant said she never saw Eugene drink and only once saw him smoke marijuana at a party.

According to police, this isn’t the first they’ve seen of such cases…

“We have seen, already, three or four cases that are exactly like this where some people have admitted taking LSD and it’s no different than cocaine psychosis,” Aguilar said.
In the cases Aguilar mentioned, he said the people have all taken their clothing off, been extremely violent with what seemed to be super-human strength, even using their jaws as weapons.

Days later, a Hackensack, New Jersey man behaves in a similarly disturbing manner…

newyork.cbslocal.com…

A man (Wayne Carter) who stabbed himself and threw pieces of his skin and intestines at police officers trying to subdue him was hospitalized in critical condition on Monday, authorities said.

Two officers kicked in the door and saw Carter in a corner, holding a knife in his hand, police said. Carter, ignoring the officers’ orders to drop the knife, stood up and stabbed himself in the abdomen, legs and neck, they said.

Carter yelled at the officers and took an aggressive stance, and the officers used pepper spray in a bid to subdue him, but it had no effect

Bath salts or mental illness have been cited by the police as possible explanations, though again, as of yet, no official word on drug tests or results, or clinical evaluation of sanity. However, there was this, as stated by a police Lt.

Carter has had a history of violence, including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and has been previously transported to the hospital for psychiatric reasons,

Even a few days later, a Scott, Louisiana man is arrested after biting another man’s face.

radio.foxnews.com…

He bit a chunk of the victims’s face off.

Around the same time, there’s this story from Baltimore, Maryland.

www.huffingtonpost.com…

When 22-year-old Joshua Ceasar regained consciousness after the attack last month at a Morgan State University dormitory apartment, he saw Alex Kinyua standing over him with a knife, said attorney Steve Silverman. Days later, Kinyua told investigators that he had eaten the heart and brain of a family friend he is charged with killing at his family’s home in Joppatowne, according to charging documents.

His motives or the causes of the attack, remain a mystery, though psychological reasons are suspected (you think?).

About the same time, (beginning of this month), we’ve also got this case from Montreal, Canada.

www.huffingtonpost.com…

Packages containing a human foot and hand were discovered at two schools in Vancouver on Tuesday, in what could be the latest gruesome twist in the case of a Canadian porn actor suspected of dismembering and eating his former lover.

Video footage of what authorities believe to be the killing seems to show the suspect eating the body, said police in Montreal, where the death occurred.

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