Bath salts linked to zombie-like cannibalistic attack in Miami
Rudy Eugene, a 31 year old homeless man was shot to death while eating the face off another 65 year old homeless man in Miami Florida on May 27th. Originally, there was no explanation as to why Randy Eugene would perform such a brutal attack.75% of the 65 year old man’s face is now gone, and he remains in hospital in critical condition. The victim is also missing his eyes and nose.
Some speculated that this attack was the tip of a zombie apocalypse, as Randy Eugene was 100% unyielding and unresponsive to the officers desperate verbal attempts for him to stop. It also took 4 shots to subdue the man.
They were almost right.
The man was found to be high on a substance called bath salts, possibly containing the chemicals 4MMC or MDPV. This is not your grandmother’s bath salts, but instead a synthetic form of cocaine. Bath salts and synthetic marijuana in recent years have exploded onto the drug scene, and are the causes of countless emergency room visits and related deaths and other incidents.
These chemicals cook the body from the inside out, and by the time police and medical officials arrive on the scene of such incidents involving synthetic marijuana and bath salts, they area basically dealing with the walking dead. Users of the drug are sometimes found naked, or in pools in subconscious attempt to lower their body temperatures. These substances also make individuals perform acts that wouldn’t even be considered if not on the drug. Bath Salts and Synthetic cause erratic tendencies and aggressive behavior, and often have to be physically and chemically subdued to prevent harm to themselves and others.
There are multiple chemicals used in bath salts and synthetic marijuana, and many are covered under the 2011 federal emergency ban. However, there are countless substances with unique chemical signatures that can mimic the effects of these drugs. When one particular chemical is banned, 10 more appear on the market with slightly different structures, thus circumventing the ban.
The use of any of these chemicals is extremely dangerous, even more so dangerous than their natural counterparts, and should be avoided at all costs.