The Miami 'Bath Salts Zombie' Chewed Off The Face Of Ronald Poppo

Published on October 1, 2021

On May 26, 2012, the world came to know the gruesome case of the Miami Zombie (also called the Causeway Cannibal or the Bath Salt Face Eater). The gist is that a man named Rudy Eugune, reportedly high on ‘bath salts’, ate the face of a homeless person under the MacArthur Causeway overpass. Most of the public believe drugs were to blame for this horrific scene, but they found no drugs in Eugune’s system after the attack.

Listen to "264 | Face-Off Miami // 'Bath Salt' Zombie Cannibal Face Eater" on Spreaker.

Ripped To Ribbons

It may be a good thing that the video of Rudy Eugune chewing off the face of Ronald Poppo is difficult to see. The view from the security camera is often obstructed and, for most of the event, both the killer and victim are out of the frame.

Surveillance video of police shooting attacker in Miami face-eating attack

Still, it’s harrowing to watch, knowing that for nearly an hour he severely beat Ronald Poppo unconscience before he chewed his face off and spit out on the ground.

 

Officer Jose Rivera was the first at the seen and according to official reports, he “ordered Eugune to stop, but Eugene just growled at him, so Rivera shot him.”

After the first bullet failed to stop the zombie-like Rudy Eugune, Rivera fired three more times until finally he let go of Ronald Poppo’s face.

“He attacked me. He just ripped me to ribbons. He chewed up my face. He plucked out my eyes.”

80% of Poppo’s face (all above the beard) had been chewed up and spit back on the pavement.

Ronald Poppo, before and after he was brutally attacked by the Miami Zombie Rudy Eugene.

Ronald Poppo, before and after he was brutally attacked by the Miami Zombie Rudy Eugene.

Why Bath Salts?

Most people believe Eugene attacked Poppo after he ingested ‘bath salts’, which are a synthetic hallucinogens.

Rudy Eugene was completely naked before he attacked Ronald Poppo.

Rudy Eugene was completely naked before he attacked Ronald Poppo.

Several reasons for this belief are that, well, the obvious of chewing someone’s face off, but also users and addicts will often shed their clothing and consume an extensive amount of water, both of which Rudy Eugene did before he attacked Poppo.

However, nothing other than THC weed was found in Eugene’s system during the autopsy and toxicology report.

Two separate forensic labs tested Eugene’s liquid blood and found nothing that could easily explain why he brutally ate Ronald Poppo’s face off.

A friend of Eugune’s, Bobby, said “It had to be some sort of drug that somebody must have slipped on him, because Rudy wouldn’t so much as pop a Tylenol pill.

Rudy’s girlfriend, Yovonka Bryant, also publicly stated that her boyfriend never drank nor smoked and was a good caretaker of her children, showing no signs of anger.

“There’s no answer for it, not really.” “Anybody who knew him knows this wasn’t the person we knew him to be. Whatever triggered him, there is no answer for this.” - Rudy Eugene’s younger brother, Charles.

God Hates Zombies

In both this case, and in the previous post I’ve written on Austin Harrouff, both men were heavy into religion.

Rudy Eugene and his girlfriend were both religious, often reading both the Bible and Quran.

Rudy Eugene and his girlfriend were both religious, often reading both the Bible and Quran.

Yovonka Bryant, Eugune’s girlfriend, publically stated that her and Rudy would often read the Bible and Quran together and would often watch religious sermons in the morning.

Rudy’s mother even called her son a “church boy”.

Also found at the scene was Eugene’s bible, which he had carried with him for at least three miles after he abandoned his car to walk in the midday sun.

I’m not saying that God told both Austin and Eugene to snack on faces, but it is a coincidence in my opinion.

Facing Life’s Challenges

Ronald Poppo is still alive and is grateful for police (and doctors) for saving his life.

Ronald Poppo is still alive and is grateful for police (and doctors) for saving his life.

Ronald Poppo is still alive, albeit without his original face. Poppo is completely blind, but is grateful to be alive.

He describes being “ripped to ribbons” and having his eyes “plucked out”, but according to him, he’s content with his life.

Noone really knows what caused Rudy Eugune to attack Poppo in such a brutal manner.

Police have figured out that Rudy was behaving oddly prior to the attack and that he had driven his car to South Beach for Urban Beach Weekend.

Was he slipped a mysterious drug while on the beach?

Did his mental capacities finally deteriorate to full-blown mania?

What do you think?


Sources

Eugene’s friends recall his last words to them before Causeway Attack

Medical examiner rules out bath salts in Miami face-chewing attack

Exclusive: Causeway Cannibal had bible, recently smoked pot when he attacked

Victim of ‘Miami Zombie’ attack graduated from Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School

4 comments on “The Miami 'Bath Salts Zombie' Chewed Off The Face Of Ronald Poppo”

  1. Officer Rivera responded exactly the way he should have, unlike the 3 officers in previous story, ability opportunity and risk were all present, the zombie did not respond to officer's commands and continued to attack victim, Officer had to stop the action instantly and did!

    Safety tip, I Carry a firearm everywhere I go and you should to!

    1. I agree 1000%. They should give that officer a medal. Fucking Florida, I'll keep my Pee Wee Gaskins over this crazy shit. https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oKIPifDGiCdI8XTUI/giphy.gif?cid=ecf05e47j979yvruli0bh4r3psm3nyrltolllnqawfz8xb0k&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g

  2. It is better to have blood on your shank and shit on your dick ( hey Nicole) ala pee wee gaskins style then flesh on your teeth, zombie style... Word

  3. I have though about this case all day. If this case doesn't demonstrate The power of fake news, I don't know what will. For nine years we all thought the subject committed this crime because of drugs / bath salts. Which made us feel ok. We could separate ourselves, we felt safe, if we don't do bath salts we won't eat people. But it very likely this case was pure mental illness, which scares us. Maybe we are all capable of eating faces. Who ever though a section 8 canidate, (Jon) could entertain and educate us ? Not I, but I am delighted Mr. Perry can make me think and laugh.

Leave a Reply

Copyright 2021© Talkocast, LLC.
Combat Vet Owned (please no loud noises)

PO Box 257, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

Contact & advertising questions
email talkmurdertome @ Talkocast .com