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May 27th, 2012, 12:36 AM
Just a little sumptin' to digest while your enjoying your Holidaze:eek:



One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp, police said.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/26/2818832/naked-man-shot-killed-on-macarthur.html#storylink=cpy

May 27th, 2012, 02:49 AM
Thanks for sharing(?)

May 27th, 2012, 07:23 AM
It happened in Florida.

Next we're going to hear that you're allowed to do this if you feel threatened.

May 27th, 2012, 08:31 AM
"Good evening, Clarice."

May 27th, 2012, 02:04 PM
I can just hear the new jingle: "Miami! Miami! Enough PCP for you and me!" :)

May 28th, 2012, 12:20 AM
"Come to Miami and get faced."

May 29th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Florida--Miami, anyway -- is sooo like New York...

May 29th, 2012, 09:41 PM
It's the sixth borough.

May 29th, 2012, 10:10 PM
No reliable data for face-eating, but otherwise...

Miami and New York City compared (http://www.areaconnect.com/crime/compare.htm?c1=Miami&s1=FL&c2=New+York+&s2=NY)

May 29th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Nice to know there's enough sluts hanging around to lessen the possibility of rape -

May 29th, 2012, 11:39 PM
I never found that psychedelics gave me the munchies :cool:

May 30th, 2012, 08:55 AM


May 30th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Let's not forget Jersey. It takes guts (http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2012/05/hackensack_man_critical_after_allegedly_stabbing_s elf_throwing_intestines_at_police.html) to live in this state.

May 30th, 2012, 05:37 PM
Oh Jesus. you shouldn't throw away any body parts you might still need.

I think we need a break. How about something really - I mean really - stupid, that doesn't result in an injury.

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May 30th, 2012, 05:59 PM
Eater, and Eat-ee:

Rudy Eugene allegedly attacked Ronald Poppo, eating his face

Yeah, drugs are cool kids

May 30th, 2012, 06:08 PM
I wonder why the face. The face is not particularly fleshy.

May 30th, 2012, 07:42 PM
Victim of ‘Miami Zombie’ attack graduated from Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School

Video shows Ronald Poppo’s face was eaten for 18 minutes

Comments (49) (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/victim-miami-zombie-attack-graduated-manhattan-stuyvesant-high-school-article-1.1086770#commentpostform)BY HELEN KENNEDY (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors?author=Helen%20Kennedy)/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 2:51 PM

Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 2:51 PM

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1086769.1338410641!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/image.jpgYEARBOOK PHOTO

Ronald Poppo in his 1964 Stuyvesant High School yearbook photo and at right in a Florida police mugshot.

The homeless drifter whose face was partially eaten by a real-life Hannibal Lecter turns out to be a brainy 1964 graduate of New York’s elite Stuyvesant High School.
And as if the details of the “Miami Zombie” attack couldn’t get any more gruesome, new video released Wednesday reveals that the unconscious victim’s face was chewed and eaten for 18 minutes — and that he awoke just as horrified paramedics were taking him away.
Ronald Poppo, 65, was in the Latin Club and worked in the guidance office at Stuyvesant before his life hit the skids, his yearbook shows. According to his long record of petty arrests, he spent the last four decades in Florida.
Cops have also started piecing together the last hours of Rudy Eugene (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Rudy+Eugene), 31, the “Causeway Cannibal” who was shot dead by cops when he refused to stop tearing away chunks of Poppo’s face.
Eugene’s last day started at 2 a.m. Saturday at his girlfriend’s house, where he suddenly took off after behaving oddly, rifling through both his clothes and hers, CBS Miami reported.
He told a friend he was going to Miami Beach to check out Urban Beach Weekend, a huge Memorial Day party drawing people from all over.
Cops later found and towed his purple Chevy sedan, which was parked illegally. Eugene had apparently abandoned it because it didn’t start.
He then appears to have started walking back across the 3-mile causeway to the mainland in the hot sun, shedding clothes as he went.
Cops found his clothes and driver’s license strewn along the causeway like fairy-tale breadcrumbs.

About 2 p.m., Eugene stopped right by the Miami Herald building, where a security camera caught him crouching over Poppo, who was reclining in the shade of an overpass.
Brief clips of the security video had been released earlier. But the full video reveals just how long the grisly attack took, and how many people biked, drove or walked by without stopping.

Details in the video are obscured by waving palm fronds and the overpass, but it shows a naked Eugene rolling Poppo’s body a few feet and then taking his pants off.
He appears to punch and manhandle Poppo’s limp body for a few minutes, then drags it a few feet further — to a spot largely obscured from the camera.
During this time, Eugene chewed off 80% of Poppo’s face, tearing away his nose, mouth, eyes and cheeks.
“He was actually swallowing pieces of the man's face,” said Armando Aguilar, president of Miami's Fraternal Order of Police

Police say five passers-by called 911 to report the attack.
Eighteen minutes after Eugene first stumbled on Poppo, the video shows Miami police officer Jose Rivera pulling up and emerging casually from his patrol car to what he must have thought was a routine call.
He takes one good look at the bloody scene and immediately draws his gun.
Police said he ordered Eugene to stop chewing, but Eugene just growled at him, so Rivera shot him. That didn’t stop him, so Rivera shot him three more times, police say.
What was wrong with Eugene remains a mystery. The coroner is conducting toxicology tests to see what drugs he might have taken.
Many in law enforcement suspect the new synthetic street drug called “bath salts,” which creates a speedy, amphetamine-like high that can trigger extreme violence.
Police in Columbus, Ohio, say two men believed to be on the new drug were shot by cops in separate incidents in just the last week.
The Miami Herald video shows that paramedics arrived two minutes after Rivera to find a naked dead man and an unconscious man with a pulpy red mask for a face.
As paramedics began tending to him, he awoke and began to writhe.
Paramedics tend to the victim's facial injuries and carefully place him on a stretcher. As they carry him from the walkway where the attack took place to the ambulance, he starts to wave his arms around and has to be strapped down.
Poppo remains in Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Authorities have been unable to find his next of kin.
Eugene was known to the North Miami Police Department cops as the first person they ever Tasered. That incident occurred in 2008, when cops took him in for beating and threatening to kill his mother.
Police told WPLG-TV in Miami they had to Taser him three times to subdue him.
"He wasn't cooperative, wouldn't follow orders, very belligerent," Detective Mike Pons remembered.
"He had that thousand-yard stare, staring right into you, not assessing or understanding what the commands were."
Eugene was found guilty, but the court suspended his sentence saying he was “not likely to engage in” in any further criminal conduct.

May 30th, 2012, 10:31 PM
How about something really - I mean really - stupid, that doesn't result in an injury.

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Big Ooops:

Just received an update from the police, these guys are NOT the parents, the girl in the video is apparently the babysitter, and the guy is her friend. This babysitter is going to get fired. The parents are going to be pissed when they see this video.

May 31st, 2012, 12:00 AM
Sorry, the information was posted by the uploader at YouTube. The sitter lied to the mother about how the child got bruised. The mother didn't know what really happened until she saw the video. She has already spoken to police.

May 31st, 2012, 09:42 AM
I wonder why the face. The face is not particularly fleshy.

Scandanavian folks would disagree (http://www.mybestjourneys.com/story/2010-01-15/smalahove-sheep-head-bizarre-norwegian-tradition)...

May 31st, 2012, 12:31 PM
We're talking about humans, not sheep.

May 31st, 2012, 01:17 PM
We're talking about humans, not sheep.

Bah "baa"?

June 1st, 2012, 12:43 PM
There are goulish photos of the face of the victim on the internet.

June 1st, 2012, 01:11 PM
So did they cut open the stomach of this guy to retrieve the victim's tissue?

June 1st, 2012, 02:39 PM
I'm not sure why eating is in quotes in the thread title. The guy's face was actually eaten, it's not hyperbole or an exaggeration. This cannibal ate the other man's face including his entire nose

June 1st, 2012, 04:11 PM
He was not a "cannibal" per se.

He was just strung out on drugs. This was not a lifestyle or belief on his part, just plain stupidity.

June 1st, 2012, 04:21 PM
No need to pick an argument over cannibal, on drugs or not a cannibal is a human who eats the flesh of another human, regardless of intent. I've got to think that there is however, some sort of deep-seeded perverse desire in this guy's psyche that was brought out by whatever toxic mix of drugs he was on

June 1st, 2012, 05:03 PM
But was he dining?

June 1st, 2012, 06:48 PM
Cannibal is any species that will eat its own kind.

June 4th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Technically, eating anothers body parts is performing a cannibalistic action, it is not necessarily being a cannibal.

Again, how much more "evil" do you need to make this guy? Does NOT calling him a cannibal make him somehow better?

June 4th, 2012, 11:57 AM
You're reading way too much into this. If I see a guy in a ferrari running over a pedestrian, do I have something against sports cars if I say a "sports car" ran over the man instead of a "car"?

June 4th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Nope. That is not it.

The press is using the term "Cannibal" because it gets more attention.

There is a difference between an eater of human flesh as a life choice and someone who did it because of external influences.

The key to this case is that if the guy had already been a practitioner of cannibalism before getting tweaked, it would not have been as big a deal.... I find it to be a stronger statement of his condition under the drug if he WASN'T a cannibal, but the media knows how to get more people to pay attention in 10 seconds/words or less... better than I do.

June 4th, 2012, 03:37 PM
There is a difference between an eater of human flesh as a life choice and someone who did it because of external influences.So, were the Donner Party cannibals? Sink your teeth into that.

Aside to the audience: "Donner Party" is a common term used to describe the group. Is it possible that the press purposely used the term - you know, like Dinner Party - to implant a subliminal suggestion in the minds of readers?

Just asking.

June 4th, 2012, 04:45 PM
You can ask.

I don't know. I would say the Donners did what they had to CONSCIOUSLY. It had mitigating circumstances, but they chose to become cannibalistic to survive.

Did they remain so after the fact? Do they go for a bit of fava beans on Fridays? So, by outright definition, someone can become cannibalistic without being a Cannibal.... fine line.

This guy was not sucking face because he was hungry. He was doing so because he was stark raving mad.

Just saying.

June 4th, 2012, 05:53 PM
If you murder someone, you will always be known as a murderer.

June 5th, 2012, 08:45 AM