What comes to mind when you hear the word Zombie? Do you think of a half dead person dragging their feet, with a cold dead face feasting for human blood?. By the way movies portray them, that is just how a zombie would look and act like. But that is just in movies right? People do not really feast off of human flesh, which would be inhumane and just plain weird. This past week in the United States has been sort of a horror “Zombie” like movie, with multiple cannibalism attacks accruing in different states. On Saturday May 26, 2012 a gruesome act of violence accrued on the side of an interstate in Miami, FL.
31 year old homeless man Rudy Eugene chased down and attacked another homeless man Ronald Poppo. Both men were naked, when Eugene began to devour Poppo entire face for up to 18 minutes according to the Miami Herald. At that time Police reported to the scene where they demanded Eugene to stop, and back away from the other man. Eugene refused to acknowledge their request and remained eating the suspect face off. As a result the police fired rounds of shots at him killing him in the process.
“He had his face eaten down to his goatee. The forehead was just bone. No nose, no mouth,” said Sgt. Armando Aguilar, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police.
It was reported from several sources that detectives, believe Eugene may have been under the influence of a drug called “Bath Salts”. They described the drug to have the effects of hallucination, Paranoia, rapid heart rates, suicidal thoughts, and dangerously high blood pressure. Poppo now rest at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital where he is labeled in critical condition as reported by NewsOne.
On Wednesday May 30, 2012 another act of inhumane violence had reared its ugly head, this time in Joppa, MD. 21 year old Morgan State University student Alexander Kinyua was charged with first-degree murder, after he confessed of murdering his townhouse roommate 37 year old Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie reported cops to the Baltimore Sun. Kinyua not only murdered his roommate, he sliced his body parts up, and also was reported as eating the victim’s heart and pieces of his brain according to the Huffington Post.
The separate body parts were eventually found by the Harford County Sheriff’s office after the victim’s father alerted the authorities, The Daily mail reported. According to the Baltimore Sun parts of the victims body were found in a trash can outside of a church. Police also found a human head along with hands inside a metal tin in the townhouse.
“I’ve been with the agency 40 years, and I would say this is the first time I can remember … where someone was placed under arrest in Harford County and as a part of his crime he consumed the victim,” Sheriff Jesse Bane told the Sun.
Kinyua act of violence may not have been just any random attack; he seemed to have a dark past and a very short fuse. In January, 2012 Kinyua was dismissed from the Morgan State ROTC program after a disruptive outburst. Last month he was arrested for allegedly fracturing the skull of a classmate with a baseball bat, reported the Baltimore Sun.
There was another event of this magnitude that took place nearly three years ago in San Antonio, TX in July of 2009 that has resurfaced, because of the other “Zombie” like attacks. 33 year old Otty Sanchez was charged with capital murder after she murdered her 3 week old son Scott Wesley Buccholtz-Sanchez. She cut off his head, ate his brain, and chewed off three of his toes reported the Huffington Post.
“At this particular scene you could have heard a pin drop,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. “No one was speaking. It was about as somber as it could have been.”
San Antonia police mentioned that Sanchez had been suffering from schizophrenia, and told police that she killed her son because “The Devil told me to”. Along with this police reported Sanchez screaming to them that she killed her son. She attempted to kill herself with partial slashes to her throat and chest as police found a steak knife and two swords they believe were used in the crime. Sanchez husband voiced his opinion about his wife.
I want the death penalty for her for what she did. “She killed my son. She should burn in hell.” Scott Buckholz told the associated press.
So it may be uncertain as to why these events are happening around the United States, but it is gaining even the naysayers attention and getting a few people worried. Is this the beginning of what some are saying is a “Zombie Apocalypse”? I personally don’t think so, but one thing is for sure, the books of “How to survive a zombie attack” are getting looked at a little bit more often.
Miami Zombie attack caught on tape
Footage of the May 26, 2012 memorial day weekend ‘miami zombie attack’! Man attacks homeless man, then chews his face off. All caught on video.
Miami Zombie attack: Audio Tape of 911 callers reporting face-chewing attack
Several people called 911 after seeing events related to the vicious attack of a 65-year-old homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off along a busy Miami highway, according to recordings released by authorities Friday.