The victim of Miami’s naked cannibal has spoken for the first time about the attack that left him faceless. Ronald Poppo had most his face chewed off by naked cannibal Rudy Eugene. Poppo, 65, is a homeless man who suffered a hideous attack on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami May 26. Most of his face was bitten off and he had to resort to plastic surgery to restore it.
In a recording obtained by CBS Miami, Poppo can be heard saying to the police: “He just ripped me to the ribbons…he chewed up my face. He plucked out my eyes…And basically that’s all there is to say about it.” Poppo was lying on the MacArthur Causeway when Eugene, 31, walked towards him with no clothes on, he began strangling him and picking at his eyes, The Huffington Post reports.
The attack lasted 18 minutes and it was captured on surveillance video which the Miami police released a few days after the attack. Eugene was shot dead by a police officer after he refused to move away from Poppo’s body. “I certainly didn’t curse at the guy, or say anything mean or nasty to him,” said Poppo.