So-called designer drugs are one step closer to being banned.
A former Miami homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a horrific attack on the MacArthur Causeway says he doesn’t want more surgery to repair the damage.
Nearly six months have passed since Ronald Poppo was viciously attacked on the MacArthur Causeway. It was a story that captured the world’s attention. Poppo continues to recover from his injuries inside a long term care facility at Jackson Memorial Hospital. But CBS4 News has learned the spectacle behind the horrific story was as intense as those being played out in public.
The voice sounded remarkably calm and steady describing the horrific attack by the so-called Causeway Cannibal Rudy Eugene.
Two months after he was viciously attacked on the MacArthur Causeway by the so-called Miami Zombie, Ronald Poppo succinctly summed up the events that captured the country’s attention.
Two city of Miami homeless outreach workers who often reached out to help Ronald Poppo described him as territorial who often sought shelter in a stairwell near Jungle Island, a popular tourist spot on Watson Island.
The Causeway Cannibal case has ignited Florida lawmakers to rally Congress to help end the trend of violence against the homeless.
While the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s office was unable to find any drug other than marijuana in the system of Causeway Cannibal Rudy Eugene, some experts still say technology hasn’t caught up with the synthetic drugs.
Rudy Eugene, the Causeway Cannibal who ate the face off a homeless man he attacked along the MacArthur Causeway, was apparently not high on bath salts or any other exotic street drug at the time of the attack, according to a report released Wednesday by the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner.
“Bath salts” have made headlines ever since it was rumored Rudy Eugene may have been under their influence when he chewed off half of Ronald Poppo’s face on the MacArthur Causeway before he was shot and killed by a Miami police officer.