Police search for face-eating witnesses

2012-05-29 13:07

Miami - Authorities in Miami are looking for more witnesses after a police officer fatally shot a naked man who refused to stop chewing on the face of another naked man on a busy downtown highway ramp.

Detective William Moreno said police are looking for people to fill in the blanks on what led to the grisly scene in which a witness reported that a man - later identified by authorities as Rudy Eugene, 31 -savagely chewed on the other man's face and growled when a police officer kept telling him to stop.

The victim, who has not been identified, has been hospitalised in critical condition.

"We know that there were many people on the MacArthur Causeway and we're hoping they come forward," Moreno told The Miami Herald on Monday.

Miami police have released few details about the weekend attack, other than confirming that there was a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Continued chewing

Witness Larry Vega was riding his bicycle on Saturday afternoon off the MacArthur Causeway that connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach when he saw the savage attack.

"The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, 'Get off!'" Vega told Miami television station WSVN. "The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin."

Vega flagged down a Miami police officer, who he said repeatedly ordered the attacker to get off the victim. The attacker just picked his head up and growled at the officer, Vega said.

As the attack continued, Vega said the officer shot the attacker, who continued chewing the victim's face. The officer fired again, killing the attacker.

A surveillance video camera from The Miami Herald building nearby captured images of the men's naked legs lying side by side after the shooting.

Vega said the victim appeared gravely injured.

"It was just a blob of blood," Vega said. "You couldn't really see, it was just blood all over the place."

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-29 13:17

    This is the weirdest, scariest news story I've read in a long time ... Freak!!!

      wesleywt - 2012-05-29 14:27

      A rapper ate his girlfriend while on PCP. He is IDed as heterosexual... Does this show how stupid your post is. With ANC morons worshipping their penis chief and this comment. Its the last straw. I am going to wikipedia to read things like the fall of Rome.

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-29 13:18

    What I want to know, is why were both men naked? And why did this attack happen where it did, in broad daylight ???

      Felix - 2012-05-29 13:53

      Meth, not even once!

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-05-29 13:30

    He's got a cheek

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-29 14:29

      Ja, let's face it

      Schalk - 2012-05-29 14:51

      Must be a face-offramp

  • James - 2012-05-29 13:31

    Dahmer, Woodmansee comes to mind.

  • Ian - 2012-05-29 13:31

    makes a change from macdonalds

  • StilleWaters - 2012-05-29 13:40

    He didnt keep a straight face....

      Shellerjc - 2012-05-29 15:26

      I see a sequel to Face/Off here - dont you LOL

  • louise.burger.lj - 2012-05-29 13:49

    they should call Horatio!!! whahahahahahahaha!! Okay but no seriously this is not funny, what is this world coming to????

  • Shayne - 2012-05-29 14:08

    And yet people are constantly criticizing South Africa for our violent crime?

  • Craig - 2012-05-29 14:17

    He was having his friend for Dinner!

  • John - 2012-05-29 14:17

    like the "walking dead " :{

  • - 2012-05-29 14:22

    ya, the guy was shot, bla bla. WHY WERE THEY BOTH NAKED? that's what we wanna know. there's more to this story.

  • Shellerjc - 2012-05-29 14:26

    This is the stuff that movies are made of man!!!!

  • Ryno - 2012-05-29 14:40

    i see a movie coming...

  • Ockert - 2012-05-29 14:41

    The guy clearly watches too many Werewolf movies and stories...

  • Carien - 2012-05-29 14:46

    Yes, why were they naked, and HOW did he first approach the guy, its not that someone would lie still while someone else starts eating them....and why in the world is there only ONE witness??? And if they have the dead guy's name, why can't they see if he has a history and drug abuse and/or cannibalism, this just doesn't happen out of the blue one day?!?!?!

  • shygrl101 - 2012-05-29 14:54

    where in your life what is this world comeing too?? he must of been really hungry or on crack to do that dam!! just imagin eating someones face ew..

  • dsundire - 2012-05-29 15:09

    Witchcraft is not just in Africa alone

  • Johan - 2012-05-29 15:17

    How this ridiculous story end up on News24? what do we have to do have American idiocy?

  • janrevj - 2012-05-29 16:35


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