Karl Laventure, a man believed to be high on bath salts, attacked police officers and took 20 jolts from a Taser as he threatened to eat them yesterday.
Frightened golfers at a driving range in Alpharetta, Ga., called police when Laventure went on a rampage, running around half-naked waving a golf club.
Video footage shows the crazed man, 21, being held down by several officers and screaming incoherently about God, Biggie, Tupac, etc.
“I’ll eat you! Don’t make me eat you!” he threatened.
The case is eerily similar to that of Rudy Eugene, who ate the face off a homeless man in Miami, Fla., and sparked rumors of a zombie apocalypse.
In any case, he was shot to death by Miami police.
In yesterday’s incident, Laventure “just came running at us,” Officer Ross Hancock of the Gwinnett County (Ga.) Police Department told WSBTV.
When his partner blasted him with painful pepper spray, “He didn’t even wipe his eyes, he just kept them open.” The cops then tasered him.
Although that took Laventure down, he hopped right back up again. “We had to Tase him approximately five more times,” said Hancock.
“It took several officers to hold him down to get him cuffed … He was still talking gibberish, still cussing, still saying he wanted to eat us, eat other people.”
The man was restrained long enough to get him to the hospital, but there the insanity started again and he had to be tasered another 14 times.
He was charged with misdemeanor offenses of disorderly conduct and obstruction.
The DEA is attempting to control the wave of dangerous synthetic drugs that go by bath salts, K2, Spice, Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, Bliss, and Purple Rain.
“The chemicals that have been made illegal and designated Schedule 1 controlled substances are mephedron, methylone and MDPV – but they are the ingredients, not the products themselves,” DEA spokesperson Barbara Carreno said.
“The challenge with synthetic drugs is that any good chemist can tweak their molecular structure and formula and you have a new product, which isn’t illegal,” she explained. “It is hard for the law to keep up with them.”