Miami Man Involved in Naked Cannibal Attack Identified


Adelle Platon / May 29, 2012

File this under the “WTF?!” category.

The naked man seen chewing a man’s face off on Miami Beach over the weekend has been identified, according to Local 10 News.

Rudy Eugene, of North Miami Beach, was shot multiple times by Miami Police after being caught in a cannibal attack Saturday.

“The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, ‘Get off!'” eyewitness Larry Vega told WSVN after flagging down a police officer when he saw Eugene chewing another man’s face off. “The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin.”

The Miami Herald reported that the 31-year-old criminal has been arrested 8 times since he was 16-years-old, for battery charges and drug possession. The identity of Eugene’s victim is believed to be a homeless man.

One of the Miami officials said “seventy-five to 80 percent of his (the victim’s) face was missing,” Armando Aguilar told NBC Miami. “He was actually swallowing pieces of the man’s face.” The New York Daily News quoted Vega as saying the scene was similar to that of a character on the Walking Dead.

As far as Eugene’s motive for the assault, police say Eugene may have been suffering from a drug-induced psychosis which causes the body to heat up, prompting some users to strip in order to cool down.

His ex-wife says that the world seemed to be against him and that they parted ways when Eugene became more violent. “I wouldn’t say he had [a] mental problem but he always felt like people was against him type of attitude,” Jenny Ductant told Local 10. “No one was for him, everyone was against him.”

We wonder why.