Rudy Eugene Identified as Miami Man Killed After Eating Victim's Face

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The naked man who sparked talk of a zombie apocalypse after eating another man's face on Saturday has been identified as Rudy Eugene, age 31.

Eugene, of North Miami Beach, was shot multiple times and killed following a grisly assault on the Downtown exit ramp of the MacArthur Causeway.

The Miami Herald, whose own surveillance cameras caught the incident on tape, reports that Eugene had been arrested eight times since age 16.

Rudy Eugene Mug Shot

"I wouldn't say he had [a] mental problem but he always felt like people was against him type of attitude," his ex-wife Jenny Ductant told Local 10.

"No one was for him, everyone was against him."

A neighbor said his former home was foreclosed on in 2011, and homeless people in the area said he was frequently spotted wandering around there.

The identity of Eugene's victim, believed to be a homeless man, has not been released. He survived having his face eaten but is in serious condition.

An eyewitness riding his bike on the causeway said he flagged down a cop after coming across Eugene, stark naked, chewing another man's face.

"The guy was tearing him to pieces, so I told him, 'Get off!'" Larry Vega said. "The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin."

Vega said when the policeman yelled at Eugene to back away, he merely raised his head "with pieces of flesh in his mouth," growled, and resumed chewing.

The officer then shot Eugene once, but Eugene continued to attack the man's face, prompting the officer to shoot again and again until he was dead.

It has been reported, although unconfirmed, that Rudy Eugene was under the influence of cocaine and/or LSD at the time of the attack.

That, or he was an actual zombie and the apocalypse is near.


The thing I would like to know is why it took such a long time for the police to respond. Ok I understand that police aren't stationed on every corner of the street, but really...18 minutes? What has our country come to? I agree with Brian that the cop should've pulled him off, I do believe the shots fired could've been prevented. As for racism, people throw that around just as much as "You just raped me!" in Call Of Duty or Battlefield. To me it's pathetic on how many people were too "busy" that they couldn't stop to help this poor man from having his face viscously torn off.




Perhaps he shouldve started out at KFC it might have curved his craving for human flesh.Seriously though its too bad he wasnt set loose on coalburner white girls that way society would be rid of two menaces to a civilized culture.


At the risk of sparking another race war i have to say that i agree comments on pg 1 - zombie guy was hottt as phuck! Otherwise this case is very sad for the victim.


I am wit u on this Brian. Y didn't the cops just rip him off of the guy? Maybe he would still have his face. And just alittle of his face would of been messed up. The goverment is so messed up these days. WTF IS GOIN ON???


Wow. I dont want to live on this planet anymore.


What's up with the racist comments an only black ppl wud eat a human that's not true fuck outta here ..&& ppl who says this guy is cute is crazy he is ugly an disgusting with some type of mental problem yall must not know wat a handsome black guy looks like cuz its not him


@Hum..... You're wrong. PCP does indeed cause you to strip. A current inmate stood, big black guy, buck naked in the middle of the street proclaiming he was Jesus Christ. Sent four officers to the hospital, two of which stood at 6'5 and 300+ lbs. Not mental when off the drug but INVINCIBLE when on PCP.
@vangelis721 Exactly. Where is old Sharpton screaming racism?? Could it be because that black man was eating a human????


@Panther, a crazed black man is EATING ANOTHER HUMANS FACE AND YOU WANT THEM TO ASK QUESTIONS? Are you insane? Yep let the cops run up and just pull this man off of him. He was shot multiple times before actually stopping to his death.


Drugs don't do this to people, unless they themselves suffer from some mental illness first... for instance, PCP makes a person violent but they won't growl at you or make you roam naked in the streets... Nope my friends!!This is a mental illness, a form of schizophrenia.