The truly bizarre incident happened right outside The Miami Herald building and much of the attack was caught by security cameras.
Miami police are still tight-lipped about the man they shot and killed on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon, but new details back claims they had no choice: the naked man they shot was trying to chew the face off another naked man, and refused to obey police orders to stop his grisly meal.
The bizarre shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m., when police responded to a 911 call about two naked men fighting on a bike path along the Causeway, which was packed with traffic on a busy holiday weekend.
One witness, Larry Vega, told WSVN-Fox 7 he was riding his bicycle on the MacArthur when he saw a man tearing off pieces of the victim’s flesh with his mouth.
Vega said he found a police officer, who approached and told the attacker to get off the man. But the attacker kept chewing, Vega said, even after the officer shot once at him.
The officer fired again, hitting him several more times, eventually killing him.
The unidentified, unrecognizable victim is currently in intensive care at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. He suffered severe facial injuries, with witnesses claiming the cannibalistic attacker chewed at his face, nose and eyeballs.
Armando Aguilar, head of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, believes the attack may be connected to a bad strain of LSD.
The drug causes the person to strip off their clothing because their body temperature reaches such a high degree. Many of the previous, recent cases found the person violent, growling, and indeed, trying to chew on others.