On Saturday (May 26th) Miami police found themselves in the middle of what seemed like a scene from the TV show 'The Walking Dead. When police arrived at the scene, they found a naked 31-year-old man, Rudy Eugene, was attacking a 65-year-old homeless man, Ronald Poppo, and was chewing on his face. We're not talking about a light playful nibble here either, this guy was literally eating the homeless guy's face (see photo link below).

Yes, you read that right, Eugene was making a meal out of another man's face.

The cops ordered the 'Zombie Attacker' to stop and back away, but Eugene refused. An officer fired one shot hitting Eugene. Unscathed, he continued his zombie-like behavior tearing deeper into Poppo's face with his teeth. Witnesses told the Miami Herald that officers fired at least 5 more shots before finally taking Eugene down.

Eugene was dead on the scene and the homeless man was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Left - 'Zombie' Attacker/ Right - Homeless Guy

The original theory is that Eugene was suffering from cocaine psychosis, causing him to go insane from too much cocaine use, but authorities now believe that he was under the influence of a little-known drug called 'bath salts.'

No, this fairly new synthetic drug is not made from common bath salts that you would find at a spa or in your grandma's bathroom cabinet. The name comes from the powder and crystal forms in which the drug is usually found.  'bath salts' mimics the effects of cocaine, with several added bonuses: paranoia, hallucinations, and aggressive behavior.  The Atlantic Wire has published an article with everything you ever wanted to know about the bath salts drug.

So is this the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse, or just another day in paradise [Miami]?

Watch a news report about the Miami 'Zombie' man eating a homeless man's face:

Here is a picture of the homeless man's face after it was eaten off. Click the link below to see it, BUT.. BE WARNED – THE PHOTO IS VERY GRAPHIC.

The Zombie Apocalypse continues...

[Miami Herald]