Naked man shot by police while attempting to eat another naked man’s face identified

Rudy Eugene shot while attempting to eat a man's face

Larry Vega was out riding his bike on Saturday afternoon in Miami. He was on the MacArthur Causeway, which connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach, when he witnessed an unforgettably savage attack on the off-ramp. What he saw was a naked Rudy Eugene (pictured above and identified by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office) attempting to gnarl away the face of another naked man with his teeth.

Vega stated:

“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.”

Vega was able to get the attention of a Miami police officer who yelled at Eugene repeatedly to get off of the as yet unnamed victim. Eugene reportedly just glared at the officer, growled, and went back to his horrific attack. As he continued to chew the man’s face the officer shot him twice resulting in his death.

The victim, as of this post, remains at Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

UPDATE: The identity of the victim has been revealed.

There is only speculation at this point as to what caused Eugene to commit this unthinkable act. Via WFOR:

The president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Armando Aguilar believes the entire incident is the fault of a new drug trend that has led to similar incidents. Emergency room doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital said they too have seen a major increase in cases linked to the street drug called “bath salts” or the new LSD.

Eugene was 31-years-old at the time of his death. He may have been homeless as his last known address was in North Miami.

“Bath Salts” are not real bath salts that you can buy at Bath & Body Works, or any normal store selling soap. For a while they were sold at gas stations and head shops until they were made illegal in late 2011.

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  • spoink

    Amd queue the zombie hysteria. Ugh.

  • Clearly this sounds like a case right up Scully & Mulder’s path?

    • Dianna

      haha you are soo right girl lol. soo this drug was legal in ga for a while and you could purchase it at your local tobacco store until it was banned. its funny how this drug was legal but weed still isn’t, i mean you don’t hear about people smoking that and wanting to eat peoples faces off.

      i would like to also add that this is the drug that hannah montana was using (or still is) I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT HER DOING THIS!!! it would be soooo funny!!!!

      • Hannah

        Actually she was using Salvia, closer to marijuana.
        He was using bath salts, closer to cocaine.

        Smarty pants.

        • Tk

          Salvia is nothing like weed. It couldn’t be further. And bath salts are nothing like cocaine. Wow your just all sorts of backa$$wards aren’t you? Salvia is closer to DMT, and bath salts are a combo of meth and acid. Read a book.

  • Blahblahblah

    I love how a lot of the articles explain why he got naked -“cocaine psychosis causes the body to burn up…” but not quite what would make him eat someones flippin face.