High, Naked Man Shot Dead By Police After Biting Man's Face | The Fix
facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

High, Naked Man Shot Dead By Police After Biting Man's Face

The unidentified man was shot three times after police officers failed to subdue him with a taser.

Image: 

Shutterstock

By McCarton Ackerman

02/07/14

| Share

A Florida man was shot to death by police after biting the face of another man in Delray Beach while roaming the streets naked and high. The still-unidentified man reportedly attacked a retired NYC police officer while walking Military Trail, then began chasing another man and a 10-year-old boy. Afterwards, he began to physically attack an 18-year-old man by biting him in the face.

Police arrived on the scene and attempted to subdue him with a Taser, but it had no effect on the 6’3”, 250 pound man. After he attacked an officer, police fired three shots and brought him down; he was taken to Delray Medical Center and died shortly after. The injured police officer and teenager were also taken to the hospital, but are expected to make full recoveries.

“[He] was obviously on some kind of narcotics to act like this. He’s obviously delirious on something,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. “The people that he assaulted ... said this guy had super human strength. He looks like an NFL linebacker. And he basically started terrorizing people all up and down the street.” Police are now investigating who the man was and what drugs were in his system at the time.

The case had many similarities to the 2012 tragedy of Ronald Poppo, who was viciously attacked by Rudy Eugene under a Florida highway. Eugene was shot dead by police after he refused to stop chewing the homeless man’s face; Poppo miraculously survived the attack, but lost his left eye and nose. Bath salts were rumored to be the cause of Eugene’s crazed behavior, but lab tests later only found marijuana in his system.

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv