In the media frenzy surrounding several recent grisly attacks — from face-chewing to bath salt-fueled rage to the “zombie apocalypse” — the humanity of the victims is easily eclipsed by the gruesome inhumanity of their attackers.
But now that Miami doctors have released photos (warning: extremely graphic) of Ronald Poppo, the homeless man whose face was viciously mauled during a drug-fueled attack two weeks ago, the spotlight has shifted from the so-called zombies to their unfortunate victims.
As the photos of Poppo confirm, the homeless man lost his nose and at least one eye, but doctors say that he is recovering well and describe him as “very charming and positive.” Though he’s reportedly worried about how the media is portraying him (and understandably so, given a spate of news reports focused on his decades-long estrangement from his daughter), CBS News reports that he’s mostly preoccupied with the NBA Finals and is looking forward to eventually going swimming again.
“I can’t even fathom how one human can do that to another human,” his brother Joseph told CBS. “It’s just beyond my comprehension.”