Victim of Naked Face-Eater Fights for Life

Miami police are quiet on details in the aftermath of gruesome attack

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted May 28, 2012 6:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – The man attacked Saturday in Florida by a naked man who tried to chew off his face is fighting for his life in a Miami hospital, reports the Miami Herald, which reveals that the attacker also reportedly tried to gouge out the victim's eyes. But beyond that, there are few new details: Police still are not identifying either man, releasing specifics about the gruesome attack (though cocaine psychosis remains their leading theory), or revealing why both men were naked. But the shocking story has grabbed national headlines—and led to more than one mention of zombies. With quotes like this, it's easy to see why: "The guy just stood, his head up like that, with pieces of flesh in his mouth," says one witness. "And he growled."

Video from a nearby surveillance camera showing the legs of two men involved in a gruesome attack in Miami on Saturday.
Video from a nearby surveillance camera showing the legs of two men involved in a gruesome attack in Miami on Saturday.   (muhamd jidan)
Police cars responding to a a naked man who attacked and tried to eat another man by a Miami off ramp on Saturday.
Police cars responding to a a naked man who attacked and tried to eat another man by a Miami off ramp on Saturday.   (N8Toooo)
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