The Miami Face-Eating Attack
Bad horror movie or just another day in South Florida? On May 26, Rudy Eugene, a Miami resident, started gnawing at Ronald Poppo’s face, taking out one of Poppo’s eyes, both his eyebrows, nose, right cheek, and parts of his forehead. Eugene, who was naked, apparently accused Poppo, who is homeless, of stealing his Bible, beat Poppo unconscious, and started eating his face.
Eugene was shot and killed by a local police officer, so the cause of the attack remains unknown. In a later police interview, Poppo said of Eugene, “he ripped me to ribbons.”