Summer 2012 will forever be known as the summer that Zombies descended on the Sunshine State. On May 26 a Miami man named Rudy Eugene went berserk: growling and naked, he assaulted a homeless man named Ronald Poppo in downtown Miami and chewed off the victim’s eyes, nose and ears, NewsFeed reports, before being shot to death by Miami police. Poppo was transported to a hospital to be treated for critical injuries.
Then in June another Miami man, Charles Baker, burst into his girlfriend’s home screaming, tore off his clothes and started trashing the place. When Jeffrey Blake, who also lived in the home, attempted to restrain him, Baker bit off a chunk of his bicep. Police had to taser this “cannibal” four times to subdue him.
At first, everyone thought these “zombies” were high on bath salts — a hallucinogenic drug whose effects are reportedly similar to crystal meth. But at least in Eugene’s case, toxicology reports revealed that all he had in his system was marijuana. To safeguard the nation from future zombie attacks, President Obama signed a federal ban on bath salt drugs on Jul. 9.
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