Miami Cannibal Was NOT High On Bath Salts

    June 27, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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It seems I’ve been reporting on “bath salts” and insanely violent, terrifying stories related to them for a year now. In reality, it’s only been since Memorial Day, and now it looks like that first holiday weekend story–of Rudy Eugene attacking and eating 75% of a homeless man’s face in Miami–doesn’t even have anything to do with bath salts.

The medical examiner has confirmed, after much speculation, that Eugene was definitely not high on bath salts, or any other synthetic drug, when he attacked Ronald Poppo. In fact, the only thing in his system was marijuana.

The official report says they specifically tested Eugene’s system for bath salts and found not a trace.

“The department has also sought the assistance of an outside forensic toxicology reference laboratory, which has confirmed the absence of “bath salts,” synthetic marijuana and LSD,” the report said.

Something doesn’t add up here, and since at least part of this attack was caught on surveillance camera, it’s hard to imagine that officials got their story mixed up–either purposely or on accident. Eugene reportedly displayed all the signs of being high on bath salts: violence, rage, the urge to bite and chew on human skin (although he didn’t eat any of it, but spit it out instead), and an apparent feeling of invincibility, as well as displaying an almost super-human bout of strength that made him hard to take down.

Unless the victim, Ronald Poppo–who is slowly recovering in a Florida hospital–has any more to add to the story, it’s likely we will never know what made Eugene fly into his cannibalistic rage.

  • http://www.nickharbut.com Nick

    This is just great. Modern day people eating other people.
    Just what I want to see.

    • Daniel Gilbert

      ‘Just what I want to see.
      Good lord, a time traveller from the eighties. How mega.

      I blame cartoons for this. It’s just like when Bugs bunny was stuck on a desert island with Daffy Duck, and he started imagining his face was a full english breakfast.
      I can’t think of a way to blame videogames/violent films/anything I don’t like, but I’ll update when I have.

  • tomasie

    Here’s a thought… maybe the guy was crazy?

    • Steven

      HAHA, Still is your first thought to do when attacking someone is to eat their face and was tearing his clothes off same thing happened in other States tearing clothes off and going crazy

  • Midnight

    Hey, no one is allowed to say tasted like chicken. I’m only saying it because his victim is getting better and I’m hoping this is the last time I ever hear anything like this.

  • http://www.exabytes.sg/ Jerrick

    This is even scary if do not related to any “bath salts”. There will be more fake rumors regarding this. .This incident build the interest toward zombie and here come Resident Evil 5.

  • Mya

    So it looks that the Zombie Apocalypse is coming upon us sooner than any of us thought.

  • jason

    has the thought of demonic posesion crossed anyones mind? I’ve seen more disturbing things than this happen under posesion the only differance is that the events are being made public now instead of being hiden.

    • susan

      actually, the synthetic drugs are based off of real drugs such as khat. the more you know jason, the less retarded you’ll sound. lawmakers find it hard to keep track of every new trend that people of all ages use to get high…. not to mention, they expect a certain level of intelligence to be used otherwise pine-sol would be illegal because of douche bags inhaling it. sure, i totally agree that people shouldn’t go and blame drug use when toxicology reports haven’t been performed yet, however, you should bring that up to the miami police for being the ones to spread mass hysteria and bringing bath salts into light. now we have retards that think there’s a great new way to get high and other morons that want to be part of the zombie apocalypse that normally wouldn’t have even tried bath salts. maybe we should take a step back and realize that if we legalize things like marijuana people wouldn’t be on “bath salts” and “plant food”, or at least that’s how i’d like to hope things would work out. maybe we should take a step back and try to find out what it is that these people taking these fake drugs are going after and get them some serious help.

  • georgie

    Thanks for jumping on the anti-drug bandwagon and help spread misinformation about “bath salts”.
    Here is the truth:
    The main ingredient in bath salts are usually weak crappy stimulants that are far less euphoric than the more recreational stimulants like d-amphetamine, methamphetamine, or cocaine. They suck – which is probably the main reason why law-makers have tolerated their legality; they don’t really have that much recreational potential – and a low occurrence of addiction.. The only people who could get “addicted” to these crap stimulants are young adults who don’t know where to find real drugs, so they have to buy the garbage legal stimulants from head shops.
    The more you know!