Ronald Poppo, the man who had his face chewed off by the so-called Miami zombie, Rudy Eugene, in July recounted to Miami police what happened during the attack and what it was like. CBS Miami kept up with the story and ran Poppo's full interview.
Poppo was blinded by the attack, which happened in May. Eugene was shot dead at the scene. Poppo is now living in a long-term assisted care facility in South Florida.
Discovery News read the transcript of Poppo's interview with a Miami detective. Below, Poppo describes in detail what happened that day.
Detective: On the day of May 26, 2012 ... can you tell me, in your own words, speak slowly and clearly, what happened on or about two o'clock p.m. that afternoon? Poppo: The hithchiker returned from the beach, who was in a kind of a glad mode for a while. Then he turned kind of vicious after - after - after a minute or two. And he started to rip - rip me apart. He mashed my face into the, ah, sidewalk. My face is all bent, mashed up. My eyes - my eyes got plucked - plucked out. He was strangling me in wrestling holds. At the same time, he was picking my eyes out. He was strangling me in wresting holds. For a very short amount of time, I thought he was a good guy. 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 on me - or something. I don't know.