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THE homeless man who had most of his face chewed off has spoken for the first time about the horrific cannibal attack.
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Ronald Poppo, 65, has undergone skin grafts to repair the mutilations left when the crazed man chewed into his face beside a Miami freeway on May 26.
“He just ripped me to ribbons," the 65-year-old Poppo told police in an interview obtained by CBS Miami.
"He chewed up my face. He plucked out my eyes ... And basically that's all there is to say about it."
“For a very short amount of time I thought he was a good guy,” Poppo said in the interview, which was conducted on July 19.
"But he just went and turned berserk. He apparently didn’t have a good day at the beach and he – he was coming back. And I guess he took it out - took it out on me - or something. I don’t know.”
Poppo was left blind, missing his nose and covered in a patchwork of mangled flesh.
Poppo said Eugene, whom he did not recall having ever met before, approached him on the sidewalk and was "chummy" before he "snapped," strangling him in "wrestling holds" and picking at Poppo's eyes.
Originally posted by DrHammondStoat
Poppo says that the attacker was talking about not having a good morning on the beach because he didn't score.
I wonder if he meant scoring drugs or women, or maybe both?
If he couldn't score drugs then that would alter the theory that he was high on drugs (bath salts or whatever) when he carried out the attack, also only small traces of cannabis were found.
It sounds more like he was a crazy sometimes drug user who snapped that morning, certainly not the loving, sober, bible reading person his girlfriend says he was.