MIAMI (WSVN) — Disturbing new details and surveillance video have been released in the fatal police involved shooting off a causeway that involved naked men and cannibalism.
While Larry Vega rode his bicycle off the MacArthur Causeway on Saturday afternoon, he witnessed something that can only be described as savage: a naked man chewed off the face of another naked man. “And the guy was like tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, ‘Get off!’” he said. “You know it’s like the guy just kept eating the other guy away like ripping his skin.”
Upon witnessing what he describes as a scene out of a horror movie, Vega managed to flag down a Miami Police officer. “Police officer came over, told him several times to get off and 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,” said Vega.
When the attack continued, Vega says the officer fired but the man continued to chew flesh off the victim. The officer fired several more times, eventually killing the attacker.
A Miami Herald surveillance camera caught the aftermath as the two men laid side by side on the ground. “It was just a blob of blood,” said Vega. “You couldn’t really see, it was just blood all over the place.”
Rescue crews rushed the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital with missing flesh. According to a 7News source, the victim was not recognizable.
Vega says both the men, who have not been identified, appeared to be homeless and he believes the attacker may have been on drugs. “He looked like he was on something,” he said. “Either he was really psychotic or he was on crack.”
Now, Vega says he cannot shake the image he expected to see on the big screen and never on the streets of Miami. “Pretty gruesome that’s for sure. One of the most gruesome things I have ever seen in my life in person,” he said. “You know, you see these things in the movies.”
The victim remains in critical condition. Sources tell 7News the injuries the victim sustained are some of the worst injuries they have ever seen.