A naked man with “superhuman-like strength” was shot dead by police last night after assaulting a number of people and biting the face of an 18-year-old in a wild incident that brings back unsettling memories of Miami’s bath salt-fueled zombie outbreak of 2012. Take it away, Palm Beach Post:
The man, who was not wearing any clothing, was walking north on Military Trail when, for reasons unknown, he assaulted a 66-year-old retired New York City police officer, [Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw] said.
The retired officer was rushed to Delray Medical Center with serious injuries. The naked man, described as being about 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, then continued north on Military toward the entrance to the Colony where began chasing a man and the man’s 10-year-old son. At some point, the man began fighting with an 18-year-old man and he started biting the 18-year-old on the face, Bradshaw said.
The 18-year-old tried to defend himself with a box cutter knife, to no avail. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, the cops arrived at the scene and tried to use a taser where the box cutter failed. But the Blanka-like creature was having none of it.
“He’s obviously delirious on something,” Bradshaw said. “He is a huge guy. He takes a fighting stance. They’re trying to get him on the ground. He starts charging them. The Taser did not affect him.”
At that point, a sheriff’s sergeant fired three shots, one to the torso and two the lower part of the man’s body. The man was rushed to Delray Medical Center where he died.
Authorities are unsure whether the man died from the gunshots, excited delirium, or some type of narcotics. The Palm Beach Post has raw footage of Bradshaw’s full statement on the incident.
The Palm Beach Post; Image via Julius Whigham
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