Hard to believe this really happened, but much of it was actually captured on video surveillance cameras. Witnesses say the assailant was “growling and snarling” during the attack. Graphic Warning:
(ABC News) — The grisly assault on a homeless man whose face was eaten by a deranged assailant lasted for 18 agonizing minutes and was captured on nearby surveillance cameras.
Rudy Eugene, who authorities suspect may have been high on a dangerous new street drug known as “bath salts,” had to be shot four times by a police officer to halt the cannibalistic attack.
The victim, Ronald Poppo, 65, is in critical condition after police say 75 percent of his face was devoured by Eugene. Footage taken by security cameras at the nearby Miami Herald building show most of the 18 gory minutes of Eugene’s growling and vicious attack on Poppo when Eugene ate the man’s nose, mouth and eyes.