Remember Rudy Eugene, the " Miami Cannibal " who made sensational headlines in 2012 after gnawing the face off a homeless man? Everyone blamed the designer drug known as "bath salts" for Eugene's flesh-crazed madness. But new evidence shows that the drug probably couldn't cause actual cannibalism. Read more...
PLOT: 12-year-old Sean Crenshaw and his best friend Patrick are die hard monster fanatics. Along with their friend Horace (AKA Fat Kid), junior high tough guy Rudy, Sean's kid sister Phoebe (the feeb), and little Eugene they come together and talk monsters. Show More Summary
One year ago this Sunday, a 31-year-old Miami resident named Rudy Eugene spent some 18 minutes beating, stripping, and chewing the face off of a 65-year-old transient named Ronald Poppo. Read more...
It was nearly a year ago today that we all had a very uncomfortable pre-Memorial Day BBQ when news broke of the “Causeway Cannibal” in Miami, Florida. On May 26th, Rudy Eugene, likely wonked out on bath salts, assaulted Ronald Poppo, who was homeless at the time, and bit off his large chunks of his face. Show More Summary
Yes, bath salts are well-publicized as a horrible drug. After all, it was the first substance to be blamed by Miami authorities after a naked man chewed up a homeless man’s face last May. (The perpetrator, Rudy Eugene, turned out not to have any of the synthetic drug in his system.) But now, the U.S. Show More Summary
In a well-informed and revealing Playboy article, Frank Owen analyzes "a classic drug panic," explaining how and why Rudy Eugene's grisly assault on Ronald Poppo in Miami last May came o be blamed on "bath salts," a group of quasi-legal stimulants that Eugene, a.k.a. Show More Summary
In newly-released police interviews, Ronald Poppo can be heard talking about the suffering Miami face-eating attacker Rudy Eugene caused him. Poppo details the bizarre attack that left the homeless man missing 75 percent of his faceShow More Summary
On May 26, a cannibalistic ambush, one now entered into modern lore as a “zombie-like attack,” occurred on a Miami bridge that sent the southern city — and indeed, the nation — into a frenzy. Rudy Eugene, seemingly crazed and stark naked, attacked homeless man Ronald Poppo, biting off pieces of his face and ripping [...]
The Miami police have released an interview it conducted in July with Ronald Poppo, the homeless Miami man who was savagely attacked by Rudy Eugene in May. Poppo sounds (listen to him here) kind of like Martin Scorsese and seems to have all of his wits about him still. Which ... More »
Recorded police interviews details the face-chewing attack that left Ronald Poppo missing 75 percent of his face
Ronald Poppo, the man who was rendered severely disfigured following an encounter with Rudy Eugene, known in the media as the "Miami Zombie" or the "Causeway Cannibal," spoke with Miami homicide detectives last month about his harrowing ordeal. More »
In a police interview from last month obtained by CBS Miami, Ronald Poppo gives a chilling—but surprisingly calm—account of Rudy Eugene's cannibalistic attack on him on a Florida causeway. "He just ripped me to ribbons," Poppo says. "He chewed up my face. He plucked out my eyes." Poppo,...
The horrific Miami face-eater case has taken yet another bizarre turn. Rudy Eugene, the 31-year-old man shot dead by police as he growled and chewed off a homeless man's face, met his victim years earlier when he was doing community work feeding the homeless, the Miami Herald reports in a...
As the question of what led Rudy Eugene to savagely attack Ronald Poppo remains answered it has been revealed that the Miami cannibal had met his victim before. Eugene’s childhood friend Fredric Christian told the Miami Herald that they...Show More Summary
'Zombie' attack caused by cannibus? Rudy Eugene, the “Miami Zombie,” was not high on bath salts when he attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo and chewed off 75 percent of his face on May 26, the medical examiner found last week. After marijuana...Show More Summary
Toxicology experts and law-enforcement officials have questioned the results of toxicology tests which appear to show that Rudy Eugene, the so-called "Causeway Cannibal," had no other drugs besides marijuana in his system the day he attacked elderly homeless man Ronald Poppo on Miami's MacArthur Causeway. More »
The Miami cannibal was not high on bath salts when he attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo and chewed off 75 percent of his face on May 26, the medical examiner found last week. After marijuana was the only drug in Rudy Eugene’s body experts...Show More Summary
Toxicology reports released last week by the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner found that there were no traces of bath salts in the body of Rudy Eugene, the "Miami Cannibal" who attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo under the MacArthur Causeway on May 26.
If drugs didn't drive Rudy Eugene to gnaw off Ronald Poppo's face, asks Yale neurologist Steven Novella, what did? Initially, he says, "I felt the most plausible hypothesis for this bizarre and violent behavior was drugs, especiallyShow More Summary
Life (and cannibalism) made so much more sense when we all thought bath salts were the driving force behind the so-called “zombie apocalypse.” But once toxicologists determined that Rudy “Causeway Cannibal” Eugene wasn’t under the influence of the synthetic drug when he chewed the face off a man in Miami, our theories were thrown out [...]