Or maybe we just shouldn't make light of the problems of mental illness and drug abuse? At the very least let's show some tact. No reason to go "OMG, ZOMBIES!!!" when it's pretty clear that there is some fucked up shit going on out there in a sort of concentrated dosage.
If you haven't heard about the "zombie", or in actuality - the drugged up mentally ill homeless man situation, let's have this news reporter tell you about it.
After that, Eugene was shot by the officer - and it did nothing. He kept on eating Ronald Poppo's face off, to the point of 80% of it was torn apart. He was shot a couple more times and finally went down.
“Pretty gruesome, that’s for sure,” said eyewitness Larry Vega of the scene he encountered as he cycled across the causeway, where a naked Eugene was seen lying on top of another man, tearing his face to pieces with his teeth.
“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,” Vega told WSVN news channel. “He was ripping into his face with his teeth, he was ripping his skin, his neck. He had him held down. The guy couldn’t move and he was tearing into his flesh…just kept eating the other guy away.”
Clearly the internet needed this sort of news like a shark tank needed a couple of drops of blood. They were all over it. Zombie this and Zombie that.. It was utterly insane. Sure, the story may be so strange that the mind can't wrap itself around the simple concept that a drugged up, mentally ill homeless man could possibly do this.
In fact, that's probably it in itself. You can't comprehended how anyone can do anything close to what happened here ever. But hey, when drugs are involved, people do crazy shit. And there was drugs and mental illness all up in here.
It's now being said that it was due to Bath Salts. What exactly are bath salts? Well, did you ever wonder what the BEYOND was in BED, BATH AND BEYOND? Yeeeeah, it's not that. But man, would it be interesting if they sold it there.
The drug is a mixture of meth and LSD, which seems like a terribly awful thing to injest. But the contents depend on the manufactuere. So it makes it harder for law enforcement and the medical community to get on top of the increased usage.
If you combine the bath salts with LSD and GHB and you have yourself a literal incredible hulk that will rampage all over you. Their body tempature rises and the feeling of melting from the inside occur.
You have to stop and think for a second what causes this sort of shit. Well, for one, the homeless problem in Miami is about 4,000 people alone living in shelters and on the streets. With about 90% of them suffering from mental illness. So yeah, it's not uncommon for them to turn to medication - in this case medication from the mean streets in the form of whatever fucked up drug will take them away from reality for at least a hot minute.
Then there's the case of a man cutting out his intestines and throwing them at cops.
Well, I guess I should write this down as a method to get cops to stop chasing me - throw my cut up organs at them. No wonder all those car chases ended badly, they weren't willing to take it to the next level. Either that or they weren't mentally retarded and attempted to do what this fella did.
A New Jersey man allegedly cut out his entrails in front of police and then threw bits of his flesh and intestines at them.
The gruesome scene played out at a home in Hackensack, N.J., where 43-year-old Wayne Carter allegedly barricaded himself in on Sunday, NBC New York reported.
Officers got a call that morning when a witness said Carter was threatening to harm himself with a knife. Two cops responded, kicked in the door and found Carter in the corner, the station reported.
Carter allegedly ignored officers' orders to put down the knife, and instead began stabbing himself in the abdomen, neck and legs.
An attempt to pepper spray the bleeding man had no effect, the Associated Press reported.
That's when Carter -- disemboweled but responsive -- reportedly threw bits of his skin and intestines at the officers.
They decided to retreat and call in the Bergen County SWAT team, Hackensack police Lt. John Heinemann told reporters. The team was able to subdue Carter and get him to a hospital, where he remained in critical condition on Monday.
I guess this one didn't pick up steam because, well, there's not really a horror genre that has someone throwing their organs around, is there?
I'm not saying NOT to cope with these things in whatever method you seem fit to rationalize insane behavior. Not at all. But by all means how about we just hold up with the zombie talk for a minute and actually look at what is going on here - In this case mental illness and the rampant homeless problem is finally coming up to the surface as the antics are no longer just being kept under the freeway on-ramp or in that dark alley while they shoot up.