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Miami Cannibal: Police Piece Together Day Of Attack

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Given the extremely horrifying circumstances of the “Miami cannibal” story, one of the questions on everyone’s mind is, “Why?” Why did Rudy Eugene suddenly decide to attack a homeless man and eat his face?

Answers aren’t immediately forthcoming, but Miami police think they’ve pieced together at least a little more of the puzzle after investigating Eugene’s whereabouts earlier on the day of the attack. Using witness accounts and running into a bit of luck, they’ve managed to shed light on what Eugene was doing that afternoon before he changed one man’s life forever and lost his own in the process.

According to Eugene’s girlfriend, he was at her house at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, rifling through clothes and acting erratic. He left abruptly and drove to a friend’s house across town, where he tried to recruit said friend into going to Miami Beach for Urban Beach Weekend, a huge event in the city for Memorial Day. The friend said he was unable to go because he had to work, and Eugene said he would go on his own. He was at the friend’s house until at least six a.m.

Eugene later parked his car around Tenth Street and was apparently unable to get it started again, so he abandoned it; since it was parked illegally, it was later towed. At this point, there are no witnesses to shed light on Eugene’s whereabouts or how long it took him to reach the causeway; police believe he was walking there in order to get back home, which was three miles away. They later found his driver’s license and clothing strewn between the beach and the site of the attack, which was a key component in their belief that he was high on “bath salts”, a dangerous LSD-like drug that causes internal body temperatures to rise and causes delirium.

By the time he reached a sleeping Robert Poppo, the homeless victim, he was fully nude. Surveillance video caught images of Eugene stripping Poppo’s pants off before he attacked his face–decimating at least 75% of it–which may be a clue that he intended to eat more of his victim than he did. By the time a bicyclist noticed the attack and alerted police, Eugene’s damage was mostly done. He ignored the officer’s cries to get off Poppo and was shot several times before being taken down.

Now, the only two people who could shed any light on the tragedy are unable to. Eugene is dead and Poppo is in critical condition with much of his face missing; it’s not known whether he will survive the attack. The questions that remain are haunting ones, and more importantly, may never be answered. Was Eugene indeed on drugs when he attacked Poppo? In the time between abandoning his car and arriving at the causeway, did he ingest “bath salts” in anticipation of the beach party and lose his mind to an LSD-fueled delirium?

Or was the attack caused by something else?

Miami Cannibal: Police Piece Together Day Of Attack
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  • sakara

    so much for the rumors that this was trayvon martin back from the dead.

    and how come no black activists are talking out about this?

    • Torie

      Why don’t you find out yourself?

    • tee

      You is an idiot

      • Mel

        Ironic that you can’t even type proper English and your calling some one else an idiot. Go to school! Get an education and get ur ignorant ass off the Internet. You give the human race a bad name.

        • Kaytee

          *you’re
          Don’t preach about education if you can’t even use the proper form of the word.

          • Jus4today

            Hahahaha Good One.!

          • Tracy

            If you want to get technical it would be “your”

          • ali

            sounds like everyone one of you need to get a life!

    • ronald

      what kind of nutt are u?? “lawd hamercy” its all hood… i was surprised myself this was a brutha though… i just knew this had to b a grey boy…lol

    • ronald

      RIP Trayvon and God Bless both families… though i must say Zimmerboi should have left that kid alone and kept his dumbazz in his vehicle.. may the hand of justice be breathtaking and severely crippling to him… the off with ya head kind!!!lol

    • http://yahoo kirill

      It was the homeless dude’s fault for just laying there…loking so delicious-like a snack!

      • clarkie

        you are an idiot!! someone died in a malicious way…seriously and you are joking about it?? you are sick!!

    • Susan

      Why the hell would a black activist need to get involved? Please don’t even try to make this a racist issue!

    • J. Allen

      Do you think that comment is funny? It’s not, and is very offensive. Your ignorance is not amusing, and no ”activists” are speaking out because this is wrong. This case is in no way, shape or form relevant to the Trayvon Martin case except that both cases took place in Florida. You should think before you type. Trayvon Martin was shot unreasonably, and his honor is being defended due to this fact. This man was not only wrong, but was the offender, not the victim you incompetent, ignorant simpleton.

    • J. Allen

      This is a perfect example of America (and the human race) being entirely too playful. Not one, but TWO lives were lost. How is this a joking matter?

  • jj

    http://kaotic.com/12353_Law–Order-Graphic-Photos-Of-The-Miami-Cannibal-Aftermath.html

  • Danbrownstein

    “The questions that remain are haunting ones, and more importantly, may never be answered.”
    How about a toxicology report maybe, and i really wish the media would stop confusing bathsalts with LSD, entirely unrelated compounds and scare tactics…

  • Danbrownstein

    “The questions that remain are haunting ones, and more importantly, may never be answered.”
    How about a toxicology report maybe, and i really wish the media would stop confusing bathsalts with LSD, entirely unrelated compounds and scare tactics…

  • http://Google B

    Because no injustice was done to a black person!! You idiot!!

  • http://facebook mike

    this is freaky

    • http://yahoo kirill

      America is in deep trouble…..It’s nearly ready for harvest! lol

  • MadJack

    Im all of a sudden hungry

  • Brad

    He must have looked like a big chicken wing!! Mistakin identity. Lol

    • http://yahoo kirill

      no doubt!

  • http://yahoo kirill

    I guess the dude was really hungry???

  • http://yahoo kirill

    he must have preferred old tuff white meat…..

    • Susan

      Wow a little overprotective of the bath salts.

  • Search4theYeti

    BATH SALTS ARE NOT LSD AND PRODUCE NO LSD TYPE EFFECTS! IT IS CLOSER TO METHAMPHETAMINE!

    • Susan

      Yes, and like meth they can induce psychosis.

    • Jhon

      bath salts?…….forget about that for a second….and ask yourself the more important question…as to WHY IT TOOK MULTIPLE BULLETS FOR THE MAN TO BE PUT DOWN FROM HIS “cannobolism”

  • Leah

    When you have no home, no family and then someone eats your face then complain. Race means nothing here people. Hey, guess we all have something to lose.

  • adigital

    b/c the cops shot n killed a “black dude” thats y its surprising theyre not up in arms over it usually when that happens its an outrage regardless of what said afriameri did kinda lame imo ….. n enough w/ all the petty grammar policing on these stupid responces i mean cmon rly ?/ correcting someone for using ur ….rly? its the typing texting age we’re in adapt ppl

    • John

      Adapt? Are you fucking kidding me? You people are the lowest common denominator of the English language.

      Go to school; if you’ve been to school and finished it, use what was taught to you. They are definable life skills. The rest of the world should not ADAPT to the ignorant, lazy population that chooses to use Internet or text speak for everything they have to say.

      We have been taught basic, essential life-skills like these for our entire lives for a reason. If you choose not to use them, deal with those of us that do ridiculing you and assuming you’re fucking retarded. We’ll deal with you thinking we’re stuck up assholes.

      But anybody with enough capacity to use full words, full sentences, proper grammar, spelling, and capitalization is not going to ADAPT to your moronic cut-down bastardized wannabe English.

      • Cass

        You need to calm the fuck down, and shut the fuck up.

      • Cait

        lololol, THANK YOU.

  • Kendogg420

    Mel, someone is also the correct word you meant to use.

    Perhaps this should be considered excessive force, since all he did was commit a misd. Why shoot a guy for defacing public property?

    • Jhon

      if this guy was brutally and gruesomely eating your face…would u not thank the cop that did what he had todo…u gotta realize that U were not in this situation.. Be realistic and ask yourself what would you of done. The victim was more than just being attacked and his life was on the line. u can’t act casual on this terrible scene

  • Jhon

    YOU GUYS ARE ALL IDIOTS. IM A COLORED HUMAN..IM NOT AFRICAN AMERICAN. BUT MY SKIN COLOR IS DARK IM FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND ADMITTEDLY IF I WERE TO SEE THIS I WOULD OF SHOT THE BLACK GUY MYSELF. THERES NO WAY IN HELL I WOULD LET SOMETHING SO EVIL GO BUY…ON TOP OF THAT A MANS LIFE WAS AT STAKE..WTF U EXPECT ME TO LET SHIT LIKE THAT CONTINUE. THE COP DID THE RIGHT THING…BESIDES HE DIDNT JUST SHOOT HIM WHEN HE ARRIVED HE YELLED OUT TO STOP AND IT GROWLED AT HIM….AS A LAST RESORT AND TO SAFE A MANS LIFE HE KILLED HIM. U PETTY FOOLS EVEN IN A HORRIFIC SCENE ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS A STUPID BLACK RIGHTS. PUT THAT RACISM BULLSHIT TALK ASIDE…AND BE REALISTIC.

  • Jhon

    im not making this a racial issue and i don’t want problems….and I’m NOT and activist… just putting it out there.. because pple tend to Immediately blame it on the Racism…its either pple blaming pple or pple blaming pple. Im not a sick Person…nor am i a NUTT. its amazing what i get called for even trying to make a point

  • Tammie

    It wouldn’t be a problem for either side if both were black. They would of saved a black man not a white man. Either way they did what they had to

  • seb555

    People are freakng me oit saying he had a zombie virus…calm me down! Help me pleaaaase!!

    • kimmie

      ZOMBIES

  • kimmie

    ZOMBIE APPACOLAPSE !!!

  • Shannon

    Im sorry but if some fool growled at me like a zombie out of a horror film..best believe he’d be getting blasted no matter what color he is

  • Fallow

    I sereously have four bags of clothes ready to bolt out the door and i got an entire safe full of guns! Anyone on here lives in texarkana or simms or leary or hooks or dekalb or new boston if u are forced to leave your home becuz of zombies i reccomend the TULSAt building i think its in leary lol JK but that would be a good place lol