Miami Police identified 31-year-old “cannibal man” who attacked a homeless unarmed individual in Miami, cannibalizing his face, as Rudy Eugene. The photo of Rudy Eugene has been issued to all print and electronic media by the police authorities.
According to Police, on a hot Sunday morning, Eugene was found nude and attacking another man. The first arriving policeman was shocked to see that Eugene was not only attacking the other person but also eating parts of the victim's face. The victim, who has not been identified yet, is reported to be missing his one ear and lips.
The story was a huge shock for the Miami Police Department as well as Miami's residents, who had never seen or heard of such a brutal incident in their city.
The police department believes that the “cannibal man” Eugene might have been high on a bath salts’ severe form called LSD. Armando Aguilar, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, discovered that the similarities between this and other recent cases involving bath salts were striking.
"The cases are similar minus a man eating another, people taking off their clothes. People suddenly have super human strength," said Aguilar, ABC News reports. "They become violent and they are burning up for the inside. Their organs are reaching a level that most would die. By the time police approach them they are a walking dead person."
According to Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, bath salts are an emerging and dangerous product. Bath salts contain amphetamine-like chemicals such as methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), mephedrone, and pyrovalerone. They’re referred to as a “designer drug of the phenethylamine class” by the Drug Enforcement Administration. When this drug enters the brain, it causes effects such as feelings of empathy, stimulation, alertness, euphoria, sensory awareness and hallucinations.
Therefore, looking at the possible effects of bath salts, the police department believes that the same kind of hallucinations might have overpowered the cannibal man.
Although bath salts have been banned in 20 states, including Pennsylvania, but drug addicts somehow are able to get hold on to these drugs.
Eugene was shot six times by the police before he stopped. More details about the case will be shared after the forensic reports.
The police department has issued strict orders to stop the illegal distribution of bath salts and also catch the vendors immediately.