bath-saltsZombie News - 08.08.2012
Recent zombie attacks, starting with the Miami face chewing attack on Ronald Poppo by Rudy Eugene, were often linked with the drug bath salts. This just wasn’t the case, as the toxicology reports proved out.
Zombie News - 06.28.2012
Rudy Eugene, the man who chewed off Ronald Poppo’s face on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami, had no drugs in his system other than marijuana according to the Miami Dade coroners office. On May 26, police shot Eugene to death in the wake of a brutal and cannibalistic attack which left his victim in critical condition.
Police first theorized that Eugene, who was naked during he attack, was suffering from cocaine psychosis. This was quickly followed by another theory that the synthetic stimulant known as “bath salts” was to blame. Both theories have been proven wrong by an autopsy and toxicology report. The bath salts theory was put forth by the Armando Aguilar, the president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police and not based on any evidence at hand.
The Miami Dade coroners office went as far as hiring an outside forensic toxicology lab.They report that no drugs, apart from marijuana were found in Eugene’s system.
This quickly led to bath salts being blamed for a slew of bizarre and often cannibalistic attacks across the country. One attack in Palmdale county occurred when a man stripped naked attacked his family, and bit a hunk out of another’s arm. In Waco Texas, another man killed and ate a family dig after attacking family members.
Congress has recently passed a bill federally banning the chemicals marketed as bath salts, the bill awaits the president’s signature. The problem is that this knee-jerk legislation is based on conjecture and hype and no evidents. While Bath Salts may be a dangerous street drug, there is zero evidence they led to any of these attacks.
The cause of the zombie-like attack and other zombie incidents is still unclear, and may remain so. The coroner has no explanation for the violent animalistic behavior.
Zombie News - 06.26.2012
In another zombie-like attack, police in Waco, Texas arrested 22-year-old Michael Daniel Monday after they say he ate the family dog. Police were called to the home by family members who said Daniel assaulted people at the home, chased a neighbor and started barking and growling.
Witnesses then said that Daniel grabbed the family dog, beat and strangled it, and started to eat it.
Police say that Daniel had ingested “K-2,” a synthetic drug like Bath Salts. Daniel was taken to the hospital and now faces a felony charge for animal cruelty.
Zombie Fan Question - 06.22.2012
As part of the Zombie Prep Network research team, I get a lot of questions, like, “Are you freaking serious?” “Have you been smoking dope or something?”, or “Hey! Who are you and what the hell are you doing in my bathroom!?”
Once in a while though, we get a question here that’s worth answering. ZPN fan and generally awesome person Perry sent us a question about the effect of alcohol consumption on one’s chances of being infected when the ZSHTF.
As the resident expert in excessive and irresponsible beer consumption, it fell to me to come up with the answers. Here is Part One of my hard-hitting, investigative series on booze and surviving the ZPOC!
Zombie News - 06.21.2012
This time it’s Palmetto, Florida. The latest zombie like attack occurred Wednesday night after a man under the influence bit off a piece of someone’s arm off during a visit with his children.
Authorities say Baker, high on an unknown drug, went to his girlfriend’s home on 25th St in Palmetto to visit his kids at 10:15 p.m. They say he barged in, began yelling and took off his clothes. He began to scream and throw furniture around the home.
Jeffery Blake, who lives in the home, attempted to restrain Baker, but the suspect bit him, taking a chunk of his flesh from his bicep. He was eventually able to get Baker to the ground and kept him there until two deputies arrived.
When the police arrived, Blake released Baker. Baker got up, but would not respond to deputies orders. According to deputies Baker faced them, tensing his body, clenching his fists and screaming. Baker, still naked, acted like he was going to rush the deputies, according to the report.
Zombie News - 06.03.2012
He’s been called the South Beach Zombie. 31 Year old Rudy Eugene made worldwide news when he was shot dead by police on Miami’s MacArthur Causeway after brutally attacking and biting the face off 65 year old Ronald Poppo. Police immediatly said Eugene was on drugs, originally claiming cocaine psychosis, then the synthetic drug bath salts were to blame.
Police records show the officer who shot Eugene was three year veteran, Jose Ramirez.
No toxicology or autopsy results are available.
However, news sources have spoken to Eugene’s mother and unnamed girlfriend who confirm he doesn’t do drugs other than marijuana, even shunning over the counter medications. He has been described by acquaintances as gentle, warm hearted, and bible-carrying. So what is the cause of his aggressive cannibalistic behavior?
The girlfriend claims Rudy Eugene, originally from Haiti, was either unwittingly drugged or under a Voodoo curse.
Poppo, the victim of the 20 minute long brutal attack, has a long recovery ahead of him. The Jackson Memorial Foundation has set up a fund for those interested in contributing. Click here to go to their web site “Take Action Now” tab on its site, then click donations, select “others” under contribution details, and type in Ronald Poppo.
Zombie Fan Question - 05.31.2012
Recently, a number of news events culminated in zombie-like or cannibalistic behavior. Take, for example, the recent South Beach zombie attack in Miami where Rudy Eugene chewed most of the face off Ronald Poppo. Police had to use numerous shots to put Eugene down, since he didn’t respond to being shot the first time.
Police are theorizing drug involvement in the zombie attack – with the most likely culprit being the new synthetic drug called bath salts.
A Facebook friend asked, “how do you tell the difference between somebody who’s been zombified, and somebody who’s just on drugs?”
The following is our video response to that question.
For us, a zombie can be somebody under the influence of drugs. In fact, there is a whole family of “zombie drugs” out there including datura, and scopolamine, and some neurotoxins which effectively zombify people. In Haiti, where we got the word zombie from, zombies were people usually drugged into a death-like state, buried, and dug up later for slave labor.
Zombie News - 05.30.2012
The victim of the brutal zombie attack on Miami’s MacArthur Causeway, near South Beach, has been identified as 65 year old Ronald Poppo. Believed to be homeless, Poppo was beaten, stripped, then had significant portions of his face torn off in an attack by Rudy Eugene, 31.
The attack was only ended when police were force to kill Eugene with several shots (witnesses say as many as six). Poppo remains in critical condition in a Miami hospital.