Rudy Eugene, 31, was shot dead by police after he attacked another
homeless man, ripping flesh from his face with his teeth while high on
drugs, PICTURE OF THE CANNIBAL - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/miami-cannibal-first-picture-of-naked...
Rudy Eugene, 31, was believed to have been high on a new potent form of
LSD when he savagely attacked another homeless man, ripping pieces of
his skin off with his teeth.
The victim, who was also naked, is
fighting for life in intensive care suffering from severe facial
injuries as his attacker bit his eyes and chewed off his nose.
to 80 per cent of the victim's face was affected, with the Miami
hospital describing his injuries as "some of the worst staff had ever
Police had initially responded to reports of two naked men fighting on the city's MacArthur Causeway bikepath.
the time of the attack on Saturday afternoon the area was packed with
people going to the city's annual Memorial Day hip-hop festival.
fight happened at an exit close to the Miami Herald newspaper offices,
and some of the incident was caught on their CCTV cameras.
surveillance video camera showed images of the men's naked legs lying
side by side after the shooting. A witness has described seeing a naked
man chewing on the face of another man on a road in Miami before the
attacker was shot dead by police.
Larry Vega said he was riding
his bike off the MacArthur Causeway, which connects the centre of the
city with the beach, when he saw the savage attack on the bridge's
At the time of the attack on Saturday afternoon the
area was packed with people going to the city's annual Memorial Day
Mr Vega told WSVN-TV in Miami: "The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, 'Get off'.
"The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin."
Mr Vega flagged down a Miami police officer, who he said repeatedly ordered the attacker to get off the victim.
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