Rudy Eugene is the so-called ‘zombie face eater’ who, this week, was found by Miami Police chewing on the live face of a 65-year-old homeless man by the name of Ronald Poppo – and the focus (in part) of this Zennie62 video where you can see the surveillance video of the two men on a ramp:
Now, the LA Times reports that Rudy Eugene’s Mom says he was a “church-attending Christian” who went to church with her. She, Ruth Charles, said “Everybody says that he was a zombie, but I know he’s not a zombie; he’s my son,” the mother. I feel devastated. That was not him who was seen on TV doing that. He was a nice kid. He was a good kid. He gave me a nice card on Mother’s Day. I never had any problems with him. The police don’t have to shoot him. They could have Tased him.”
The main problem, aside from the recovery of Poppo, who’s being treated, is just what caused Rudy Eugene to do what he did? All we have to this point is speculation of drug use, but nothing more than that. I suppose we’ll have to wait until the autopsy.