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.


Everything isn't funny, some of you people could really use a class on tact!!


OMG that was my first thought too. I saw the pic before I read the caption. I drooled abit but then I remembered that theres some poor guy out there who has lost his face and may die :-(


I'm not usually into black guys but this guy is kinda cute (if he shaved that is). Honestly, if he'ld asked me out, I would have happily have said yes......and then ended up on the six o'clock news without a face. LOL.


@ all of you.who for some reason keep think n that we're gunna end up livin in Zombie Land!?!....wake up people....yes.we all know about Plum Island n the animal testing that goes on...we know about the biowarfe facilities N shit too....but that doesnt mean there will be zombies....moving along....


madfip0andnfoiandfma xcomapoifd aosdmfpiasdfapojs rfo[a jfa That's about as legible as Ayanda's comment.


If Obama had a son.... He'd look just like this flesh-eating zombie. Lol.


THe police are forced to use deadly force against one man who has viciously attacked another and even if the the victim survives which is a big enough if will be so horribly disfigured that his quality of life, such as it was, will be catastrophically impaired; and yet you try to put the fox news spin on it by blaming fictitious monsters and President Obama? You must be some kind of sociopaths. Shame on you!


now i know to never live in america....


@ secret The scary thing is that the fatal shot was to the head. One of the articles I read says he was shot multiple times in the torso and arms but he only died after the officer shot him in the head. and @Gloria Do you even research what you are talking about? It sounds like you've been brainwashed by all the political media crap. I'm not saying your wrong, but not everything is Obama's fault. There are a lot of people that have blocked his actions that could've benefitted this country.


Okay, I could see this being a drug-induced incident if he would have been shot a few times and then died or even felt the pain. But when you're shot multiple times and all you do is growl at the guy shooting you, well that sounds like a zombie to me.