Naked man shot dead after chewing victim's face

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 12:46pm

MIAMI, FL — Disturbing new details and surveillance video have been released in an incident off a Florida highway that involved naked men and cannibalism.

The incident ended with an officer fatally shooting one of the men.

“The guy was tearing him to pieces with his mouth so I told him, get off, you know, and the guy kept eating the other guy away, like ripping his skin,” said witness Larry Vega.

Larry Vega describes it as a scene out of a horror movie on the Macarthur Causeway exit as a naked man chewed off the face of another naked man.

Vega went to flag down a Miami police officer.

A 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.

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. you couldn't really see, it was just blood all over the place.

The victim was taken to jackson memorial hospital with missing flesh. According to a source, his face was not recognizable.

Vega says both the men appeared to be homeless and he believes the attacker may have been on drugs.

“He looked like he was on something. Either he was really psychotic or he was on crack.” Vega said.

Miami police have not identified the attacker, nor the victim.

But vega says he cannot shake the image he expected to see on the big screen and never on the streets of Miami.

“Pretty gruesome, that's one of the most gruesome things I have ever seen in my life in person,” he said. “You know, you see these things in the movies.”

The victim remains in critical condition. Sources say the victim's injuries are some of the worst they've ever seen.

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