Police and medical professionals are speculating that a new, more potent form of LSD nicknamed “bath salts” may be what drove a man in Miami to attack another man, leaving the victim missing 75 percent of his face and causing the police to shoot down the attacker.
A witness called 911 after coming upon the scene of a naked man chewing off pieces of another naked man’s face on a busy highway ramp in downtown Miami. The attacker, now identified as 31-year-old Rudy Eugene, growled at police and ignored their orders to stop, causing them to use deadly force in order to end the attack.
The unidentified victim was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with an eye, his ears, and his lips missing. He is in critical condition.
Dr. Paul Adams, an emergency room physician at Jackson Memorial, suspects that the attacker may have been under the influence of bath salts because their amphetamine-like ingredients have been known to cause delirium, violent behavior, and extreme physical strength. Dr. Adams described his experience treating a bath salts user, saying:
“I took care of a 150 pound individual who you would have thought he was 250 pounds. It took six security officers to restrain the individual.”
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