Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida (The "Miami Bath Salts Zombie")

By imyourlittlebare · May 28, 2012 · Updated May 29, 2012 · ·
  1. imyourlittlebare
    Miami Police Shoot, Kill Man Eating Another Man’s Face

    May 26, 2012 11:30 PM

    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami police are still tight-lipped about the man they shot and killed on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon, but new details back claims they had no choice: the naked man they shot was trying to chew the face off another naked man, and refused to obey police orders to stop his grisly meal, which one source now claims included his victim’s nose and eyeballs.

    Surveillance video taken from security cameras at the nearby Miami Herald building show a police officer arrive on the scene, appear to be startled by the spectacle of two naked men lying on the street, and draw his service weapon. It appears that the officer shot one of the men, but it was difficult to tell in the video.

    The bizarre shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m., when police responded to a 911 call about two naked men fighting on a bike path along the Causeway, which was packed with traffic on a busy holiday weekend.

    Miami police have not confirmed the details of what happened next, but sources close to the investigation told CBS4 News that officers found one man gnawing on the face of another, in what one police source called the most gruesome thing he’d ever seen.

    The fight was taking place at the causeway exit near the Miami Herald building, and amazed officers tried to stop it, ordering the man making a meal out of the other man to stop.


    Armando Aguilar, who heads the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he has spoken with the officer who responded. Aguilar said the officer saw what the man was doing, and ordered him to stop. He said the man growled at the officer, and then returned to his meal.

    Aguilar said the man ate his victim’s nose and eyeballs.

    The officer then used his service weapon and shot the man, Aguilar said, but the gunshot had no effect.

    Other sources confirmed that the man refused to obey, and continued his attack. Aguilar said the officer had no choice but to keep shooting until the attacker was dead.

    Investigators sharing limited details about the confrontation, saying only that the two men were fighting and the officers felt they had no choice but to take deadly force.

    “During this confrontation an officer did discharge his weapon striking one of the individuals, said Det. Willie Moreno, spokesperson for Miami Police.

    But the sources close to the investigation say that dry recitation of the facts apparently doesn’t go far enough. They said the man still would not give in to police commands, so officers fired again.

    “That individual has lost his life right now,” Moreno said.

    With the attacker dead, lying nude on the pavement, officers and paramedics were able to get to his victim and rush him to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police sources say the man had virtually no face and was unrecognizable.

    Police have shared no information about his identity or condition.

    The surveillance video supplied to CBS4 by The Herald under a news sharing agreement is disturbing. At one point, whomever was controlling the cameras zoomed in to the two men lying nude and partially obscured by the MetroMover track. One man is motionless, but the other, presumably the man whose face was attacked, can be seen flailing his legs, possibly in pain.

    The Herald used video editing tools to obscure portions of that man’s body as he moved.

    The video covers a time frame of about 8 minutes, but despite the shooting of the attacker and the obvious distress shown by the victim, paramedics are not seen attempting to rescue him.

    The victim was eventually taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

    Once the bizarre confrontation came to an end, police were left with the task of figuring out what had happened. The investigation forced the closure of the causeway from Miami Beach to Miami, and also closed an exit to the causeway from I-95.

    The investigation snarled traffic for hours and delayed thousands of motorists until ways could be found to get them off the causeway.

    Police have had little official to say about the details, and have not released the name of the cannibalistic attacker.

    But Aguilar said he believes the attack could be connected to a bad strain of LSD.

    “This is about the fourth incident I hear already within our Miami Dade County area where these individuals have taken off their clothes and gone totally insane as a result of the drugs they’re taking,” he said. “I don’t know if there’s any such a thing as good LSD out there but apparently this is really bad LSD.”

    He said the drug causes the person to strip off their clothing because their body temperature reaches such a high degree. He also said in many of the case the person is found growling, violent and trying to chew on others.

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  1. ianzombie
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in California

    Bad LSD, id like to see the chemical difference between that and good LSD.

    What is to stop cops walking over to 2 men fighting on the ground and using a taser, or a nightstick, why does it have to be a lethal shot from a gun?
  2. godztear
    Florida Man Shot by Police After Eating Another Man's Face

    'The guy just stood with flesh in his mouth': Man eats victim's face

    MIAMI police have shot dead a naked man as he ate the face of another man police believe was homeless.

    The incident happened at about 2pm local time on Saturday near Miami's busy Biscayne Boulevard, just south of The Miami Herald building, the newspaper reported.

    A witness told Sunday of yelling for the attacker to get off his victim, before police arrived and repeated the demand.

    As an officer drew his gun and called for an end to the disgusting attack, "the guy just stood ... with pieces of flesh in his mouth and he growled," Larry Vega told WSVN-TV.

    He said the scene after the assailant was shot several times and fell alongside his disfigured victim was "one of the most gruesome things I've ever seen in my life."

    It remains unclear why the attacker pounced on his victim, who police theorized might have been homeless and laying down when the crazed man began the assault.

    It was also unclear how both men came to be naked, but police said the attacker might have been suffering from "cocaine psychosis," a drug-induced craze that makes a person very hot, according to the Herald.

    According to police sources, a road ranger saw a naked man chewing another man's face on the side on an off-ramp and shouted on his loud speaker for the attacker to back away.

    The man refused police orders, which led a police officer to fire one shot.

    The Herald reported that the man continued his gruesome attack after being wounded.

    A witness said as many as six shots were fired. Police have requested surveillance video from the Herald's building, the newspaper reported.

    Javier Ortiz, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police in Miami, said the officer who fired the fatal shots was "a hero".

    About half of the victim's face was chewed off, and he is fighting for his life with critical injuries, police said.

    The incident came as thousands of people descended on Miami’s South Beach for the annual Urban Beach Week hip-hop festival.

    Monday, 28 May 2012 16:27
  3. imyourlittlebare
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in California

    Its so frustrating right now. Everyone and everything. In the USA, awareness programs have failed and in fact probably caused an increase of children trying drugs because previous generations were unaware that there were pharmaceuticals in their home that could be misused. We are in multiple wars, budget problems, dietary supplementation is under scrutiny like DMAA, kava, kratom, etc. yet homeopathic "doctors" are still aloud to practice and remain free of fault if they happen to poison someone with a needle they left in eye of newt. We perpetuate urban legends that "I have a cousin who used acid/ate mushrooms and jumped off a building, shot himself, went crazy and never came back." We have a campaign against methamphetamine yet most people do not realize that A. Our government allowed its use in the forces voluntarily until 2004 or something, that its a schedule 2 medication and kindergarteners can be prescribed it because it is a useful medication for ADHD, and the increase in use is due to a combination of those predisposed for stimulant abuse, because the ROA of smoking it is faster than IV or snorting, and that since people have the expectation that they will like the drug, they most likely will whereas if they did not have that in their mind, they may find they hate the drug. We still live in a country where we teach kids that crack cocaine will physically get you hooked, not teaching you the difference between psychological and physiological dependence. And finally, thanks to our system, kids like me with less money had to work really hard to get where we were whereas those in medical schools or were in private kindergartens had every advantage and when they needed a performance enhancing drug to make sure they could stay up and get the As, they could. Its only a problem if your too poor to deal with the consequences or the drug of abuse is primarily abused by poor people. Finally, alcohol is what kills people. People could take 5000 mgs of diazepam and wake up after a 3 day nap (Grilly, 2011. Psychopharmacology). Most people will not overdose even with a full prescription from their dentist after getting out their wisdom teeth because most of these are teenage idiots. But throw in alcohol, which will rapidly kill you as you get in the high amounts (alcohol poisonings very high), you kill the people using those other substances (almost all ODs with benzodiazepines occur with alcohol and/or another potent CNS depressant, alcohol and cocaine is more likely to kill you than cocaine bc most people are unaware that alcohol turns it into cocaethylene, alcohol and narcotics kill people whereas most narcotic ODs occur by addicts who were in recovery and reused at the dose they formerly used at or they used the normal dose they were used to in a different setting rather than the place where they routinely shoot up/take the narcotic, Meyer & Quenzer, 2005. Psychopharmacology)

    That was a huge rant. But im sick of bullshit. Cops in this country know dick about dick. They get paid just enough so some will uphold all laws and contribute to the drug war, others pick and choose which users of drugs to bust, all the while we have problems going on in every other facet of society. Wasted resources, wasted lives. Im so tired of all of this bullshit going on around me. Its devastatingly frustrating and im only 25.
  4. Ellisdeee
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in California

    I read this article a few days ago, it's a bit more local to me. I know they say it is LSD or even, bad LSD, but most here would agree LSD (or blotter active drugs in general?) don't tend to cause people to eat other peoples faces. Which leaves one obvious thing they don't want to admit.

    Zombies. What sort of human gets naked, eats another humans face, gets shot with a gun, and continues to eat the face? That is 110% zombie. Cop is damn lucky he didn't run out of clips and that the zombie wasn't almost done eating the first person. I'd like to note there was another FL article some months back about a woman who claimed to be a vampire of sorts and threatened to eat a victims face. I think the police are trying to cover an imminent zombie apocalypse. My mother told me of and showed me the article. My first reaction was...the woman is just confused. She is a zombie who thinks she's a vampire. She wants to eat faces though, not bite necks. Silly zombie.

    Yes, in all sense of reality I know this story is fucked up. I have to keep sane in this world somehow. Two men fighting in public, one trying to eat the other, approached by a cop who shoots. I can't rationalize shit this ridiculous. I just hope I can avoid zombies my whole life.
  5. halfsober
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in California

    I logged on JUST to see if drugs-forum was talking about this story. BAD LSD?!??! I thought if it's this bad, there's NO WAY it's LSD. PCP even, why not. But this is really so bizarre, and now that I think about it Ellisdeee, it actually is a little freaky that this man continued to the other's man's face even after being shot. I'm so creeped out.
  6. Potter
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    This is how the Zombie Apocalypse begins...
  7. syntheticdave
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    This is insane i just read this on yahoo and logged on here to see if somebody had posted it. I feel like LSD wouldn't do this to a person im leaning more toward a large dose of PCP if anything.
  8. coolhandluke
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    i something on facebook where someone posted a link to this saying its zombies, that was about 15 hours ago. so i live pretty far north in the midwest, but ive been awake since 430 in the morning, and havent heard a single word spoken about more zombie sightings. this is just some fucked up person who is mad, someone on drugs, or we just avoid the zombie apocalypse because that cop killed zombie.
  9. Bad Rabbits
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    Unfortunately, these kind of situations can arise with the use of Psychedelics. I would be shocked to learn if there is a particular compound being sold as LSD, which is to blame. More like set, setting, and mindset of the individuals involved.

    More likely, in my opinion, is that there has been a spike in the availability of 'LSD like' compounds circulating in the area. With more people taking the drug, more people will have a bad reaction...

    There have been all manner of freakish cases like this reported, with many different types of drugs... Dissociatives, Psychedelics, Stimulants...

    While the LEO attributes the removal of clothes to a rise in body temperature, again, this has been known to happen in cases of bad reactions to all manner of Psychedelics.

    The 'Superhuman strength' dillusion can occur with Psychedelics, and of course simply from stimulant psychosis... I wouldn't specifically attribute this to the use of Dissociatives.

    One thing I would put money on though, is that LSD is not involved. Given the complexity of synthesis, and the wide availability of compounds that provide similar effects (and will fit on blotter paper), I would be shocked if genuine LSD was involved.
  10. syntheticdave
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    If the zombie apocalypse theory is in fact true then even though the police killed the supposed zombie at hand we seem to have forgotten that a zombie virus can be transmitted through a bite. This would mean that the victim of the attack would be the next person to show signs of zombie like behavior.
  11. Bad Rabbits
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    Your not serious about this... are you?
  12. syntheticdave
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    No im not serious about this im just implying that if the cop did supposedly kill the "zombie" then the victim of the attack would be the next one to become infected. Is that not the general plot of almost every zombie movie to date?
  13. Trancel0v3r
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    Yes I second that, DF is about science and fact, not superstition and movie film scripts, lets hope it was a joke.....

    Back on topic though it is annoying when people talk of a bad batch of something, surely if its chemically altered then its not the original substance at all. Lysergic acid is just that, no more no less
  14. c-m 444
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    haha the government started their chemical zombie or the dude was tripping on way too much datura while having ate poorly prepared blow fish .

    maybe the dude had just left a psychward ...

    even at that when someone is killing another person they tend to loose their mind and eat the brain anyway .. its been reported allot in schizophrenics murders ..

    i cant wait for more info to leak on this case ..

    so peculiar , and almost scary when you picture it ...

    leave it to florida cops to shoot someone out of fear they will have to actually do real police work just like fucking mtl cops..
  15. BobArctor
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    I remember reading something about a murder occurring in my state, before which the assailant had taken LSD, weed, and cocaine. The person may have had existing mental problem before he took the drugs as well. To me it seems most likely that the attacker was a bit crazy before hand, and probably took either some sort of drug cocktail or a large dose of phencyclidine.

    Regarding some of the posts in this thread, I really can't believe anyone would be upset about the use of lethal force in this situation. The assailant posed an obvious threat to the man who's face he was eating, and after the first shot did nothing, and I'm guessing the cop made a reasonable assumption that he could harm others.
  16. c-m 444
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    cops are trained to take down people without lethal force .
    in my city a cop killed a homeless man going through a garbage can with a plastic knife , she also shot a janitor ..

    cops have turned to pussies when alone ..

    no one is allowed to kill anyone else it should be human law ..

    the guy belongs in a psychward or prison cell .. now he got the easy way out..

    this story might have no drug involved at all ..

    you dont need drugs to have a psychotic break .. most serial killers are straight edge ...

    everything about this story is wrong
  17. godztear
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    When a victims life is at stake lethal force is a viable option. This man disregarded civilian and police orders to stop his attack. After being shot once he continued his assault which would lead to more and eventually fatal shots.

    I have posted another thread, which I reported to be merged with this one, that suggest cocaine induced psychosis but you may be very well correct with pointing out the possibility of no drugs being involved. Toxicology reports will bring the truth to light.
  18. syntheticdave
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    Imagine if they didn't kill this guy. I wonder what he would have to say for himself after a few days of hardcore police interrogation.
  19. c-m 444
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    so even if you have the tools to run a couple meters and taze the guy , or knock him out , its better to just be lazy and kill him .

    i must admit the cop did shoot him in a non fatal place first which i commend . most cops would have shot him in the head no questions asked .yes he did not respond to pain from pure adrenaline and psychosis.
    but it would of been wise to taze him or smack him over the head .

    thats just my view your entitled to your view ..i guess the u.s.a is different as you can walk with a piece on you at all times .. here you can not , so someone having a gun if not a gang banger is highly unlikely ...
  20. c-m 444
    Re: Bad Acid Suggested Cause of Cannibalism in Florida

    thats what i mean , when you kill the dude you lose the only person who can explained what really happened .
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