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Miami | “Hannibal Lecter” Man Shot and Killed for Eating Another Man’s Face

No, this is not a new sequel by author Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs – this was an actual scene in Miami, Florida. A word of warning… although there are no graphic images, nor is there anything more shown than a blurred out naked body, and the bare legs of two naked men, this news story is true and is a horribly gruesome and violent crime. One man was witnessed literally biting into a man’s face, tearing away the flesh, and chewing….

According to WSVN-Fox 7, at about 2 p.m. on Saturday:

“While Larry Vega rode his bicycle off the MacArthur Causeway on Saturday afternoon, he witnessed something that can only be described as savage: a naked man chewed off the face of another naked man. “And the guy was like tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, ‘Get off!'” [Vega] said. “You know it’s like the guy just kept eating the other guy away like ripping his skin.”

“Upon witnessing what he describes as a scene out of a horror movie, Vega managed to flag down a Miami Police officer. “Police officer came over, told him several times to get off and a police officer climbed over the divider and got in front of him and said, ‘Get off!’ And told him several times and the guy just stood his head up like that with a piece of flesh in his mouth and growled,” said Vega.

“When the attack continued, Vega says the officer fired but the man continued to chew flesh off the victim. The officer fired several more times, eventually killing the attacker.

“A Miami Herald surveillance camera caught the aftermath as the two men laid side by side on the ground. “It was just a blob of blood,” said Vega. “You couldn’t really see, it was just blood all over the place.”

“Rescue crews rushed the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital with 75% of his face missing…. The victim remains in critical condition. Sources tell 7News the injuries the victim sustained are some of the worst injuries they have ever seen.”

Miami Police Shoot And Killed Man For Eating Another Man’s Face Off!

Gruesome. Completely and totally gruesome. A scene that walked out of a horror movie occurred just under an overpass in Miami. I read about this early this morning and I am still at a loss for words. What? Why? “Cocaine psychosis” remains a theory, but I’m just not buying that. I have witnessed people doing some very weird shit while being seriously high on cocaine, but never have I ever seen anything that comes close to this. Obviously this flesh-eater was not in the right state of mind and unless a toxicology report reveals any substances which may have caused this to happen, I doubt we will ever know the real truth here.

In the surveillance camera video, all that is visible of the two men are the legs. Why are they both naked? This simply raises more questions as the dual nudity suggests that the two know each other and were in a mutually agreed upon something-or-other. Zombie-anything is all the rage now, and I personally find a lot of entertainment in it as well. I love zombie movies. I enjoy looking at photos from zombie parades and parties – there are some damn good zombie makeup artists out there – both professional and recreational.

But to eat another human’s face? I cannot imagine that the victim agreed to something like this. “Oh, come on… it’ll be fun. Just a nibble or two. I promise I won’t tear off any flesh. And our “stop word” will be “vegetarian.” I am not trying to make light of this situation – well, yes I suppose I am. But only because of pure bewilderment as to what has occurred – absolutely no disrespect is meant. I am completely and entirely baffled. Hopefully when the victim has recovered enough, he will be able to remember what happened and tell us all.

I do have one more question, and please accept my apologies in advance… if “Hannibal” had lived, would he have been charged with an “ate” crime?

Everyone altogether now…. GROOOOOAAAN……….

Global Post:  Miami: Police shoot naked man found eating another man’s face (VIDEO)

One man was shot to death, and another man wounded, by Miami police on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp, after the men were reportedly running across the bridge naked. Photo credit: Miami Herald Staff / Daniela Guzman

Westbound traffic on the MacArthur Causeway, approaching the Northeast 13th Street ramp, was backed up Saturday May 26, 2012 due to one man being shot to death and another wounded. The men reportedly were running across the bridge naked. Photo credit: MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

References and related stories:

The Miami Herald: Naked man killed by Police near MacArthur Causeway was ‘eating’ face off victim
The Miami Herald: Questions remain about why naked man on Miami causeway tried to rip flesh off another man’s face
WSVN 7News: New details emerge in causeway police involved shooting
The Huffington Post: Naked Man Allegedly Eating Victim’s Face Shot And Killed By Miami Police


  1. Wow…what on earth…it sounds like animals, I agree…there must have been some kind of drug involved, but that seems extreme. Weird stuff.

      • Yeah. I don’t know how he could have done it. Human’s mouths aren’t really designed to rip into skin and tear it off. Also, you would think it would take a little time to chew it up. Weird.

        Hey, I don’t know if I told you before or not, but I started a bad blog and all my fun stuff is over there. I was just thinking that the good one is probably looking pretty boring, so I wanted to remind everyone of the other side.

        • Thanks. I remember and I subbed. I just been so busy I’ve gotten very far behind in reading my favorite blogs. Yours isn’t the only one I’ve been neglecting lately. Sorry about that. I hope to catch up tonight….

          So how have you been doing?

        • Good…I don’t feel neglected Michelle, I’ve been neglecting the good blog. It’s boring now. I just don’t want the people I like to miss out on the fun stuff. 😉

        • Oh, also about Hannibal… according to the news stories, “Hannibal” was witness both by a couple witnesses as well as at least one officer to have been “snacking” on that guys face. “Flesh” hanging from his mouth. Some really sick shit. No wonder the officer shot the guy like 4 or 5 times even though “Hannibal” wasn’t attacking him. I’m sure just about anybody would freak out and start shooting if they came up on a scene like that.

          Oh, food porn…. I have discovered something that to me is food orgasmic! I love good ice cream, like a lot of people. I am an ice cream snob, just like I am with coffee. I will always pay more for those two items. Well, Ben & Jerry’s now makes a frozen Greek yogurt. And the BEST flavor they make in their Greek Yogurt line is their Raspberry with Chocolate Chunks. OH!!!… MY!!!… GOD!!!! It is pure sin! Pure food ecstacy!!!

        • Gross. So the guy missing the face; he was passed out or something? It’s so weird.

          I will try that frozen yogurt too. You should write an FO post fir it and I’ll put it on my blog!

  2. That was my thought exactly a zombie movie. I used a lot of cocaine in my years and doing something like that never crossed my mind. In fact cocaine suppresses you apatite. I don’t drugs having something to do with it. Maybe some genetic testing drugs.

    • Something weird. Maybe he did some Jimson weed. Now that shit would make someone do something like that. LOL… it’s one of the only plants that hogs won’t eat – and they’ll eat anything you put in front of them.

        • An old roommate of mine, Don, back in Indianapolis told me a story about Jimson weed once. Don was an awesome roommate – one of the best I’ve had – and like most college students and young adults, I’ve had a few. He had actually just gone through a bad divorce and his ex-wife literally took all that was inside the house, but he kept the house. He was a stereophile so he had the house built with special power circuitry that would handle the system he had. Russian tube-amps, the whole works. The system would actually have to warm up before you could start using it. Anyway, he was a professional MRI machine engineer so made a good living. But GE went through some cut backs, and he was one of the cut backs… last hire, first fired type thing. So his income dropped significantly with his new job. Big empty house, lots of bedrooms, so… roommates. We went through a couple others, too, but he got tired of the b.s. from the others, so it ended up just being the two of us. Always platonic. Never nothing more than good friends. Anyway, not meaning to make a short story long here, but he was also the kind of guy that loved to party. And through his years, had basically experimented with all kinds of “recreational drugs.”

          One night, he and some friends are cruising and getting high. One of the guys in the car said he had some Jimson weed and naturally offered it. Everyone else is like, “hell no.” It is a major hallucinogen and can cause permanent damage. So they’re cruising around and Don looks over at his Jimson weed friend who’s in the back seat. And suddenly he’s sitting there with a glazed look on his face and acting like he’s taking a bath. You know, scrubbing his arms, face, legs, humming and basically non-coherent to the rest of them. I guess he eventually really tripped out after they stopped at someones place to party and just took off into the night screaming some really weird shit. They’re not sure what happened to him after he left, but he eventually reappeared…. but was never the same after that. Just really fucked up in the head. Couldn’t keep a job and just had problems from there on out. The Jimson weed pretty much friend his brain that night.

        • Could you imagine if everyone in that car tried it. The government has made so many experimental drugs over the years and we all were guinea pigs. Agent orange, LSD, AIDES.

        • Yeah, if everyone tried it, they may have taken the car into a pond or something in order to help their bathing ritual. Jimson Weed is just a wild weed that grows in certain areas of the country – and Indiana is one of them. It’s a strong hallucinogen, so people who think, “oh that won’t happen to me” give it a try… and are rarely ever the same. Like I first mentioned… if a hog won’t eat it, I wouldn’t either.

      • Anything that a hog won’t eat is definitely a no go for me! And after reading about your ex-roomate Don, Jimson weed is definitely being crossed OFF my hallucinogenic recreational fun list!

        • Yeah, don’t try it. Don wasn’t the one that tried it… some friend of his did – against the warnings of Don and all the other guys in the car cruising around that night.

        • Ooops! Score one for reading non-comprehension for me! Was it because of a “senior moment”? Or too much hallucinogenic recreation from my past? Lol

          I’ve never heard of Jimson weed before – and now I’m really glad!

  3. When werewolves attack!!! Yikes this is disgusting …maybe one man was a male prostitute who piked up a john (which would explain the nudity) and the other man either experiencing a psychotic break or a psychopath or a wanna be werewolf… Whatever he was as you said the victim didn’t know what he was getting into (forgive me for this) biting off more tha he can chew

    • LOL.. I know. It’s rather hard not to throw in some one-liners on this one. I feel horrible for the victim, but I don’t think this was some random street attack. I agree, the victim got into something more than he thought he was going to. In my opinion, anyway….

  4. Virtually nobody is questioning why they were both naked. Your place is one of the only places I have seen that question tied to the fact there was most likely some sexual act involved here. At some point they both got naked.

    My uncle who is a homicide detective once remarked that the most violent and gruesome crimes he has ever witnessed were between homosexual men. That’s not to say violent and horrific crimes are not committed by straight people. Of course they are.

    But, why would the media deliberately avoid reporting that this could be two men engaged in a sex act prior to, or during the attack?


  5. Crazy. Can you imagine the trauma for that poor witness, officer and the paramedics. I feel for them, there’s no way you just walk away from that normal. No way. I don’t blame the officer for shooting the guy 4 or 5 times, I think I would have too. I would have been terrified! Also, what were these dudes doing naked? This story raises far too many questions!! wow!

    • Yes it does raise a thousand or so questions. I certainly hope the victim remembers and talks cuz I’m dying to know. And you’re right about the trauma. It’s one thing to watch Hollywood Hannibal. It’s entirely another thing to see cannibalism actually happening. And I agree with you one-thousand percent. If I was the cop, or even a passerby carrying a (legal) gun, I would have shot until I was out of rounds. That’s sick. Very very sick. I normally keep a calm head in crazy situations, but would not have done so here. My mind would have raced and probably because of Hollywood images in the back of my mind… that this guy wouldn’t drop at the first bullet, the second or the third. Kind of like a cannibal version of Al Pacino in Scarface when he was shot dozens of times at the end before he finally dropped.

      I hope the guy remembers. Actually, the unselfish part of me hopes he doesn’t. That would be a horrible thing to live with the rest of your life. Better he doesn’t remember.

  6. And our “stop word” will be “vegetarian.” LOL 😀 I guess that this is just so horrific that I’d rather go the black humor route along with you, Michelle.

    Loved the “ate” crime groaner too! 🙂

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