Miami Cannibal Attack
Almost from the start, the story of a face eating cannibal dubbed the Miami Zombie has attracted headlines around the world.
South Florida is filled with history, including a history riddled with mobsters, con men, drug runners, fugitives and assassins; now we can add cannibal to the list. That’s exactly what Miami’s famous “Mystery, Mayhem and Vice” Crime Bus Tour is doing. IIt’s adding the side of the MacArthur Causeway, where a naked Rudy Eugene ravaged the face of a complete stranger over Memorial Day weekend, to its list of stops on the tour of Miami-Dade’s most celebrated crimes.
The best friends of the man police say committed a cannibal-style attack on the MacArthur Causeway are hoping the police investigation reveals what caused Rudy Eugene to snap.
The man at the center of one of Miami’s most horrific crimes, a cannibal attack on the MacArthur Causeway, has left his on-again, off-again girlfriend thinking that Rudy Eugene was drugged unknowingly, or cursed.
A Miami homeless man, hospitalized after a brutal and vicious attack in which 75-percent of his face was chewed off by another man, faces a bigger threat from infection than from the injuries themselves, according to experts on facial reconstruction.
There are still more questions than answers in the wake of one of South Florida’s most horrific crimes, a vicious and gruesome cannibal attack on a Miami causeway in broad daylight which ended only when a Miami police officer was forced to fire on the man believed to be in the midst of a drug-fueled rage.
When the Causeway Cannibal Rudy Eugene attacked Ronald Poppo, 65, he had been on the streets for more than 30 years. While he has a long criminal rap sheet related to being homeless, his sister Antoinette Poppo remembers a different time.
South Florida and the rest of the world is getting a closer look at the vicious cannibal attack on the MacArthur Causeway thanks to dramatic surveillance video taken by CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald, as we learn new details about the 12 hours leading up to the grisly crime.
Days after a naked Rudy Eugene attacked homeless man Ronald Poppo along the MacArthur Causeway, made a meal of his face, and was shot to death by police, we have learned more about what got him to the point of the attack, but little about what turned him into a growling cannibal who brutally attacked a man police believe was a total stranger.
CBS4 has confirmed, along with news partner The Miami Herald, the identity of the man whose face was laid bare by the cannibal attack of Rudy Eugene on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon.