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.

- Click here to see footage taken from a surveillance camera.

  • lostwithinsanity - 2012-05-28 12:21

    Bring on the Zombie attacks!! Stock up your bunkers with lots of Tinned food, shotguns and plenty ammo. :P

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-28 12:42

      And if you have never played those video games your kids play, better start brushing up on your zombie killing skills.

      Bradley - 2012-05-28 12:55

      Who says you are not zombie material..who says im not zombie material...oh freak i hope im not...

      E=MC2 - 2012-05-29 09:09

      hahaha was that "How to survive a Zombie invasion" thing realeased in Canada resently? lol thats the stuff horror movies are made of!

      SubGenius - 2012-05-29 09:34

      We need more heartwarming headlines like these, brings a smile to my face.

      Thando - 2012-05-29 11:18

      This is no laughing matter. It is sick and disgusting . It is also not surprising , given the state of the world with our "anything goes" liberal culture and push towards legalizing of dagga etc.

      Preshen - 2012-05-29 12:35

      Face off the remake

      Eduard - 2012-05-29 12:44

      Pictures please?

      christo.stone - 2012-05-29 12:48

      Can only be you, Syco...

      SubGenius - 2012-05-29 13:21

      @Thando - what a crock of faeces. I hae been a marijuana smoker for many years, as have all my aquaintances. I do not know of any stoner who eats other's faces. When the munchies strike, I find breakfast cereal, blueberry cheesecake ice-cream and tropica orange usually hit the spot. Alcohol could cause that kind of behaviour - not marijuana. As ridiculous as marijuana being classed as a performnce enhancing drug at sporting events. Completely laughable.

      Priester - 2012-05-29 14:54

      Yip SubGenius your spelling and grammar alone serves as confirmation that you have been smoking that aap twak way too long.

      Rob - 2012-05-29 15:37

      LOL..I get thumbs down for stating that it's probably a Cuban or Hispanic responsible & you okes get thumbs up for making jokes. No this cant be right :)

      SubGenius - 2012-05-29 16:07

      @Priester - I am a Cambridge English Examiner, my grammar is better than most, and the 2 (two) spelling mistakes were actually missed keys from typing quickly whilst marking papers. And your belligerence, combined with your affected canting creates quite the interchange of the extant standpoint.

      Ben - 2012-05-29 16:44

      Here's some tips for you out there that didn't see this coming... 1. Organize before they rise! - FOOD, WEAPONS AND WATER!!!! BUNKER YOURSELF IN! 2. They feel no fear, why should you? 3. Use your head: cut off theirs. 4. Blades don't need reloading. 5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair. 6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it. 7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike. 8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert! 9. No place is safe, only safer.

      flyswat - 2012-05-29 20:02

      Zombie attack survival guide: double tap, cardio, seatbelts and check the backseat. Place as many treadmills outside your house as you can. Stock up, stock up, stock up!

      Gerrie - 2012-05-30 09:31

      If you've never seen Zombieland, it's time to rent it now. Always remember to double pump and it's time to nut up or shut up.

      Edwin - 2012-05-31 10:29

      There are pictures on the internet of the guy's face and it's completely gone. It's not funny or humorous in any sense. Just gruesome.

  • Vanessa - 2012-05-28 12:23

    I did not just read this....

      René - 2012-05-28 12:40

      How hectic is this my friend!?

      hjblignaut - 2012-05-28 13:44

      I wish I could "unknow" this, disturbing and horrid!!

      Tuco - 2012-05-29 12:51

      eish!!!! and I'm on lunch right now AAAAAAAArgh !!!!

  • ruan.swart - 2012-05-28 12:23

    Seems like the start of a Zombie holocaust... lol

      ruan.swart - 2012-05-28 12:31

      sorry, mean apocolypse..

  • René - 2012-05-28 12:39

    OMW!!! What the hell???

  • Stephen - 2012-05-28 12:43

    God,give me the grace : The f..k'n weirdo's that inhabit this world.

  • luk33 - 2012-05-28 12:48

    Flesh eating Zombies are real people. This is not a game!

  • TheMark - 2012-05-28 12:49


  • leoni.smith - 2012-05-28 12:54

    No Comment... (too shocked)

  • Annelize - 2012-05-28 12:55

    Sounds more like Silence of the Lambs than CSI..

  • Bradley - 2012-05-28 12:56

    My friends if it is too be live by these rules.. Cardio The Double Tap Beware of Bathrooms Wear Seat Belts No Attachments The “Skillet” Travel Light Get a Kick Ass Partner With your Bare Hands Don’t Swing Low Use Your Foot Bounty Paper Towels Shake it Off Always carry a change of underwear Bowling Ball Opportunity Knocks Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero) Limber Up Break it Up It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint Avoid Strip Clubs When in doubt Know your way out Zipplock Use your thumbs Shoot First A little sun screen never hurt anybody Incoming! Double-Knot your Shoes The Buddy System Pack your stain stick Check the back seat Enjoy the little things Swiss army Knife

      Heinrich - 2012-05-28 14:37

      awesome movie!

      Smoke.ZN - 2012-05-29 07:54

      @Balstrome - The movie is Zombieland...and..... OMG!!! THEY KILLED BILL MURRAY!!!!!! Hectic news story though....

      Felix - 2012-05-29 10:31

      He knows smoke, he knows :).

      roguewrecker - 2012-05-29 20:17


  • leigh.windvogel - 2012-05-28 12:58

    Thought this only happened in the movies........

      Raymond - 2012-05-29 09:15

      Like "Face Off"?

  • Bradley - 2012-05-28 13:07

    Id like to believe that these men were on crack but that would take the fun out of it.

      Paul - 2012-05-29 18:59

      Crack wouldnt do that, it would have to be some sort of crazy stuff we never heard about, maby they possesed ? Nice if we could get a follow up story, i would be very interested. Very wacked out stuff indeed

  • Shaun.groenewald - 2012-05-28 13:10

    So it begins.. Rule #1: Cardio

  • Joelene - 2012-05-28 14:03

    What the !!

  • Eben - 2012-05-28 14:04

    I am Legend...

  • elenthal - 2012-05-28 14:05

    and the beginning of the end begins

      Rainbow - 2012-05-29 08:21

      This is without a doubt demonic possesion. Yes the begining of the end has begun.

      michael.a.devilliers - 2012-05-29 11:14

      Demonic possession? Get real. Most likely drug induced. Or zombies.

      Rob - 2012-05-29 15:24

      and I thought that we were approaching the end of the beginning, or was it the end of the end. I will check again tomorrow to see which part remains in my half empty glass.

      Theresa - 2012-05-30 10:21

      If you think this moral decline is recent elenthal, you are mistaken. The beginning of the end started long before any of us were born. I still love Samuel Beckett's quote: 'the end is in the beginning and yet you go on.' A little bit out of context, but still.

  • James - 2012-05-28 14:05

    Cannibals Dahmer and Woodmansee. Jerry Sandusky, Bradlee Manning revisited.

  • francois.viljoen.12 - 2012-05-28 14:08

    Rule 1: Cardio

  • Jackie - 2012-05-28 14:12

    Very disturbing! And whats with the eye gouging? Is it being reported more? Or is it happening more? Its in reports world wide & its happening here! The world is getting sicker

      Luna - 2012-05-30 21:22

      It's happening in LA of course. South Africa doesn't have imaginative enough people for this.

  • Heinrich - 2012-05-28 14:36

    Cardio Double tap Beware of bathrooms

      garrick.featherstonehaugh - 2012-05-29 11:12

      Ha ha ha ha! Good one! Remember, don't ever be a hero...

      Thando - 2012-05-29 11:20

      How can you people laugh at something like this?

      Paul - 2012-05-29 19:02

      Hey Thando, im certainly not gonna start crying

      Matt - 2012-05-30 07:39

      Thando - get a bloody life.

  • grant.hide - 2012-05-28 14:45


      Paul - 2012-05-29 19:04

      Yeah, some wacked out drug and then Rabies

  • bmaestro - 2012-05-28 15:16

    gouging his eyes out and chewing on his flesh...omg!!i have instantly lost my appetite reading this sh#t GODDAM IT SIES.

  • Ryno - 2012-05-28 16:13

    @NEWS24 stop removing my comments - that adds up to sensorship!!!

      Luna - 2012-05-30 21:23

      what did they remove?

  • Nyameko - 2012-05-28 16:15

    WTF!! I thot graculors & Zombies r the history fabricated stories..This world is certainly towards the end. (((Is this was a human being?? Can't wa8t 4 posmoterm.)))

  • alex.vorster1 - 2012-05-29 07:38

    How bizarre..

  • Johann - 2012-05-29 07:44


  • Tamarin - 2012-05-29 08:04

    Sounds to me like an episode of Fringe...

  • Carol - 2012-05-29 08:09

    WTF!!!!! Insane, demented and seriously hungry

  • annerie.m.coetzee - 2012-05-29 08:14

    Only in The USA.......

      gemmaleigh.evans.3 - 2012-05-29 08:51

      Cape Town darling...Cape Town is where this was reported to have happened

      shane.bezuidenhout - 2012-05-29 11:36

      no read again its in miami

      Mfundi - 2012-05-29 12:01

      @gemmaleigh -hahahahahahaha! And more like you live among us :(

      Matt - 2012-05-30 07:40

      And today's winner for stupidest comment goes to....

  • Heinrich - 2012-05-29 08:24

    Dafuq did I just read?!

  • heiku.staude - 2012-05-29 08:31

    Clearly that guy is just racist. It's good the policeman shot him.

  • glenn.kohne - 2012-05-29 08:31

    someone has been watching too much twilight !

      gemmaleigh.evans.3 - 2012-05-29 08:50

      More like resident evil

      eil33nn - 2012-05-29 22:27

      i'll go with the walking dead...

  • felican - 2012-05-29 08:36

    So openly begin the days of the count down; where abominations practised over 2000 years ago are now being predicted and openly done; as we retreat backwards as in ALL the books of old were written....

      Thando - 2012-05-29 11:54

      Whats' worse , these idiots seem to be having a good laugh at it. Perhaps if their relative was the victim they wouldn't be making zombie jokes ? Also, wait for the atheists to start attacking you .....

  • pit.osuna.9 - 2012-05-29 08:39

    time to train, pack up, load up guns, and find a secure place...they're coming! rock on!

  • felican - 2012-05-29 08:48

    Human Flesh Eating (Cannalbilism) is more common than known actually... Has always been practiced by the people like those in Mythology and then in earlier eras and down throughout the centuries; even known to have happened in the days of Jesus' time and before him. Interesting links for those who wish to read:

      Vanessa - 2012-05-29 12:37

      Yup I'm sure, although if you read the updates, this was drug-induced. Some new potent LSD called "bath salts"... that is some serious acid man!

  • gemmaleigh.evans.3 - 2012-05-29 08:48

    Oh my God I feel sick...

  • nomvete - 2012-05-29 08:51

    people eating each other now??? how hungry can one be? total insanity

  • Eben - 2012-05-29 08:56

    Aliens, I tell you Aliens. They live among us!!! It cannot be excluded / Or it could have been rufies !!!!!! (Road Trip) HAHa! Sick times we live in!!!!

  • Zukile - 2012-05-29 08:56

    Demonic acts

  • gemmaleigh.evans.3 - 2012-05-29 09:07

    My bad...was this in America or South Africa? Where does Cape Town come into the equation? News24?

      Tamarin - 2012-05-29 09:54

      The report was written in ct.

      heiku.staude - 2012-05-29 10:02

      If it was in ct the two guys would have first had sexual intercourse and then ate each other.

      Msika - 2012-05-30 08:16

      Wow!! How dumb and numb can one be?

  • dmazibuko - 2012-05-29 09:22

    Haai madoda ubuso sewu yadliwa!!!

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-05-29 10:25

    they were both naked, mmm only in America

  • The-third - 2012-05-29 10:28

    wow. some people are just not from this planet... then again.

  • natalie.matthysen - 2012-05-29 10:37


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      Matt - 2012-05-30 07:42

      Lol indeed!

  • pmalungana - 2012-05-29 11:29

    he is really mad

  • rikusvt - 2012-05-29 11:32

    :D awesome

  • dutoit.roodman - 2012-05-29 11:46

    I had to check twice to make sure it's not April the 1st... Zombieland here we come! Rule nr. 1: Always doubletap!!

  • deandk128 - 2012-05-29 12:03

    And so it begins.......

  • Mahopolo - 2012-05-29 12:16

    God must just wipe out this world

      starchyme - 2012-05-29 18:54

      He's about to

      Matt - 2012-05-30 07:43

      More stupidity.

      SubGenius - 2012-05-31 08:37

      So, if my understanding is correct, because some druggie murders and mutilates some hobo, you call for the destruction of every living creature on this planet?? You are an insane genocidal maniac, and your god is no better.