Naked man killed by Police was ‘eating’ face off victim (MERGED)

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Naked man killed by Police near MacArthur Causeway was ‘eating’ face off victim

BY DANIELA GUZMAN AND JULIE K. BROWN
jbrown@MiamiHerald.com

It was a scene as creepy as a Hannibal Lecter movie.

One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked, and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp Saturday, police said.

The horror began about 2 p.m. when a series of gunshots were heard on the ramp, which is along NE 13th Street, just south of The Miami Herald building.

According to police sources, a road ranger saw a naked man chewing on another man’s face and shouted on his loud speaker for him to back away.Meanwhile, a woman also saw the incident and flagged down a police officer who was in the area.

The officer, who has not been identified, approached and, seeing what was happening, also ordered the naked man to back away. When he continued the assault, the officer shot him, police sources said. The attacker failed to stop after being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.

Miami police were on the scene, which was just south of The Miami Herald building on Biscayne Boulevard. The naked man who was killed lay face down on the pedestrian walkway just below the newspaper’s two-story parking garage. Police have requested The Herald’s video surveillance tapes.

The other man was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, according to police. Their identities were not released.

The incident, which came as crowds descended upon South Beach for the annual Urban Beach Week hip-hop festival, snarled traffic on the causeway for several hours.

In a text message, Javier Ortiz, spokesman for Miami police’s Fraternal Order of Police, said the officer who fired the fatal shots was “a hero.”

“Based on the information provided, our Miami police officer is a hero and saved a life,’’ he said.

Sergeant Altarr Williams, supervisor of Miami police’s Homicide Unit, said a man doesn’t have to be armed to be dangerous.

“There are other ways to injure people,’’ Williams said. “Some people know martial arts, others are very strong and can kill you with their hands.’’

Investigators believe the victim may have been homeless and laying down when the crazed man pounced.

Police theorize the attacker might have been suffering from "cocaine psychosis," a drug-induced craze that bakes the body internally and often leads the affected to strip naked to try and cool off.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/26/2818832/naked-man-shot-killed-on-macarthur.html
 

NuttyJim

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You gotta shoot them in the head! You'd think with enough zombie films out there that people will learn.
 

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Miami. I don't go there any more.
Don't feel safe or even welcome there.

When I take my yearly vacation to the Keys
I fly into Ft Lauderdale and drive around Miami.
 

OilyJillFart

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The comments on this page may seem strange to people. FQMiami explains it well:

The story has been revised [many times], and you johnny-come-latelies are actually reading a very different story than the one people commented about.

In the first iteration, it was two naked guys who were both shot by the police [after gunshots were heard]. Then it became 2 naked guys, 1 of which was shot by the police. A later revision had 1 naked guy bashing the head of a man who may have been clothed. Now comes this revision several hours later with the human cannibalism angle.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/26/2818832/naked-man-shot-killed-on-macarthur.html#storylink=cpy
From the comment section, where most of the comments are redacted.

Somebody's covering up something..
 

NikkorTheMonk

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"The attacker failed to stop after being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing."

Double Tap.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Zombies are tough fuckers to kill without that head shot.
 

lajikal

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Miami Police seek witnesses in South Beach cannibal case

May 27th

Usually, it would be the report of a shark taking a bite out of someone. But -- in what will surely become one of the more sensational stories told by visitors to South Beach in sunny Miami, Fla. this Memorial Day weekend -- police are seeking witnesses in a gruesome case of human cannibalism.

As reported Sunday by the Miami Herald, an unidentified man remains in intensive care at Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center in Miami after being attacked by another man on the west end of the MacArthur Causeway pedestrian walkway.

The victim, whose name has not been released, suffered severe facial injuries as the crazed attacker bit his eyes and chewed off half of his face.

Adding to the bizzare nature of the story, both men were naked.

As reported Saturday by CBS Miami, police responded to a 911 call that two naked men were fighting on the causeway bike path, which was packed with people heading to the annual Memorial Day Weekend Urban Beach Week hip-hop festival.

When police arrived at the location -- just south of The Miami Herald building on Biscayne Boulevardbelow the newspaper’s two-story parking garage -- officers observed a naked man gnawing the face off of a second naked man.

Det. Willie Moreno, spokesperson for Miami Police, said one officer “did discharge his weapon”, striking the cannibalistic man who refused to obey police commands to stop. When the man-eater still refused to stop, other officer fired again, killing the attacker.

“That individual has lost his life right now.”

Jim Gold, of MSNBC’s KSEE NEWS24 reported witnesses saying “they heard at least a half-dozen shots.”

With the nude attacker lying dead on the pavement, the Miami Herald reported that officers and paramedics were able to get to the victim – whom police sources said “had virtually no face” left and was “unrecognizable” – and rush him to Jackson Memorial Hospital with “critical injuries.”

Police have shared no information regarding the identity of either the dead cannibal or his victim.

Sundays’ update report by the Miami Herald said investigators believe the victim may have been homeless and attacked while laying down.

Police have requested The Herald’s video surveillance tapes.

Police believe the naked cannibal may have been suffering from "cocaine psychosis," described as “a drug-induced craze that bakes the body internally and often leads the affected to strip naked to try and cool off.”

In the opinion of Javier Ortiz, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police in Miami, the officer who fired the shots that killed the cannibal “is a hero and saved a life.”

While no police have yet to speculate as to the reason why both men were naked, or what caused one to attack the other so viciously, there are a pair of curious thoughts to consider.

A study conducted in 1988 by Howard J. Shaffer and Nancy S. Costikyan, "Cocaine Psychosis and AIDS: A Contemporary Diagnostic Dilemma,"examined "the differential diagnostic considerations associated with the interaction between advanced cocaine psychosis and the neuropsychiatric manifestations of AIDS-spectrum disorders.” The study hypothesized that the combination of AIDS and AIDS Related Complex or direct central nervous system involvement of HIV itself combined with extensive cocaine abuse could "mimic many functional psychiatric disorders ranging from mild chronic dysphoria to acute psychosis.”

South Beach is known well for its large gay population and its high concentration of gay bars, restaurants and night clubs.

South Beach is also known for the rampant trafficing and use of cocaine.

"Cocaine is so engrained in Miami culture," a blogger from Miami After 40 heard a speaker of the South Florida Methamphetamine Task force saying a few years ago, "that it has served as a pophylaxis against the national meth epidemic in that city."

In fact, so much of the narcotic is dumped off-shore that a report by the National Environmental Study of Recreational Shorelines found that even the sand of South Beach is contaminated with cocaine.

"Every once in a while, a badly packaged bale of cocaine breaks open in midair," veteran Miami Beach Police Det. Mike Diaz told the Miami New Times in 2010. "It wouldn't take much for the wind to blow that powder over onto the shore."

A police spokesman couldn’t be reached Sunday for further comment on the South Beach attack.

A call to Jackson Memorial Hospital for updates on the condition of the victim, forwarded to the Ryder Trauma Center, also went unanswered.

UPDATE: WSVN TV, Miami/Fort Lauderdale reported that an eye witness named Larry Vega said "the guy was like tearing him to pieces with his mouth. Despite Vega's shouts for the man to "get off," of the victim, the man "just kept eating the other guy away like ripping his skin."

Vega also suspects the South Beach cannibal may have been on drugs.

"He looked like he was on something," he said. "Either he was really psychotic or he was on crack."

http://www.examiner.com/article/miami-police-seek-witnesses-south-beach-cannibal-case
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Shit no, don't you know zombie attack when you see one? I just hope they have four point restraints on the "victim" for the turn.
 

lajikal

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Uh, Cocaine doesn't make you do that. I'm going to guess Meth or Bath Salts are involved in this.
Nah, being a cannibal makes you do that. Either that, or being gay.
 

KRSOne

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Not people, brrrrrains! It makes the pain go away.

Some kind of psychotropic drug.
 

LiddyRules

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For when your dark passenger is hungry, and drive thrus won't suffice.
 

KRSOne

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What they need in Miami is tooth control. They need to start knocking out every ones teeth so this never happens again.
 

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What they need in Miami is tooth control. They need to start knocking out every ones teeth so this never happens again.
Every now and then, Kirk stops acting like a douche, and actually manages to say something entertaining.