Man who chewed on other's face not on 'bath salts'
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities may never know why a Florida man viciously attacked and chewed on the face of an older homeless man in Miami after lab tests failed to find components of "bath salts" in the system of the assailant, who was killed by police.
The medical examiner says the tests detected only marijuana in the system of the attacker, ruling out other street drugs that some had speculated Rudy Eugene might have taken.
Lab results also didn't find alcohol or prescription drugs.
Surveillance video captured 65-year-old Ronald Poppo being attacked by Eugene on May 26. A police officer shot and killed Eugene, who bit into Poppo's face in broad daylight alongside a busy highway. Police have not released a motive for the attack.
Poppo has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized.
News Photo Galleriesview all
- 17094Oklahoma tornadoes: The 'Big Dog,' the little boy and the hug that triumphs over tragedy
- 9372Finding Addyson – One family's struggle in the Moore tornado
- 9356Oklahoma tornadoes: Woman meets the military officer who shared the clothes off his back
- 6811Oklahoma tornadoes: Thunder reverses the role, takes a turn at cheering on the community
- 6759Oklahoma tornadoes: Plaza Towers Elementary School teacher shoved students into bathroom as wall collapsed
- 6420Story behind the photo: Family members describe desperate search for one another after EF5 twister
- 6251Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill to join Blake Shelton at "Healing in the Heartland" Oklahoma tornado benefit