Man killed while eating another man's face

2012-05-28 11:59
Cape Town – A man is recovering in a Miami hospital after having parts of his face eaten off by a man on the side of a busy road on Saturday, The Miami Herald reported on Monday.

The attacker was shot dead at the scene of the incident by a policeman who had been alerted by members of the public. Both men were naked at the time.

The report said, citing police sources, in addition to eating the man’s flesh, his attacker tried to gouge out his eyes.

Police said it all began on Saturday when a Road Ranger spotted the men and shouted on his loudspeaker for the attacker to back away. Meanwhile, a woman also saw what was happening and flagged down an officer, the paper said.

It quoted one witness, Larry Vega, telling a TV station he was riding his bicycle on the MacArthur Causeway when he saw a man tearing off pieces of the victim’s flesh with his mouth.

“I told him to get off,” Vega told the station, “and the guy just kept eating the other guy away.”

Vega said he found a police officer, who approached and told the attacker to get off the man.

“The guy just stood, his head up like that, with pieces of flesh in his mouth,” Vega said. “And he growled.”

The officer fired, hitting the attacker, but the man kept chewing, Vega is quoted as saying. The officer fired again, hitting him several more times, eventually killing him.


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