Two Year Anniversary Of “Causeway Cannibal Attack”
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Monday marks the two year anniversary of the so called “Causeway Cannibal Attack” in which Ronald Poppo was brutally attacked on the MacArthur Causeway by Rudy Eugene.
The attack left Poppo, a homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in the bizarre attack, mutilated and blind.
Since the attack Poppo has been living in a long term medical facility.
Poppo lost his left eye, his nose and a lot of skin when Eugene attacked him along the MacArthur Causeway on May 26, 2012.
Eugene, who stripped off all his clothing prior to the attack, was also seen swinging from a light pole minutes before the carnage.
The naked Eugene punched Poppo, who was sleeping at the time, and stripped him of his pants before chewing on his face.
He accused Poppo of stealing his Bible.
The attack ended when a Miami police officer shot and killed Eugene.
The motive for the attack is still unknown.
Blood and toxicology tests on Eugene found only traces of marijuana despite speculation that he was under the influence of something else.
The gruesome cannibal-like attack made national headlines.
Poppo underwent several surgeries to repair the damage done by Eugene and has insisted he doesn’t want any more help or any more surgeries.
He doesn’t like to leave his hospital room and doesn’t allow any visitors, other than his doctors and nurses.
Poppo said he spends his time playing guitar and he likes to listen to the Miami Heat games on the radio.
For the most part Poppo’s medical treatment is complete. He is fully funded by Medicaid and can remain at the long term medical facility indefinitely. He also has $100,000 in a foundation fund thanks to the community.