On Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. in Miami, Florida, a police officer was forced to shoot and kill a naked man in an alleged zombie attack, who was eating the face of another man.
The officer approached the alleged zombie and saw that the naked man was actually chewing the victims head, according to a witnesses. The officer ordered the naked man (alleged zombie) to back away, and when he continued the assault, the officer shot him.
The attacker continued to eat the man, despite being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said that they had heard at least a half dozen shots.
Armando Aguilar, who heads the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he has spoken with the officer who responded to the zombie attack. Aguilar said the officer saw what the man was doing, and ordered him to stop several times. He said the man growled at the officer, and then returned to his meal. Aguilar said the man ate his victim’s nose and eyeballs.
The officer then used his service weapon and shot the man, Aguilar said, but the gunshot had no effect.
Other sources confirmed that the man refused to obey, and continued his attack. Aguilar said the officer had no choice but to keep shooting until the zombie attacker was dead.
Investigators sharing limited details about the confrontation, saying only that the two men were fighting and the officers felt they had no choice but to take deadly force.”
“With the attacker dead, lying nude on the pavement, officers and paramedics were able to get to his victim and rush him to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police sources say the man had virtually no face and was unrecognizable.
Despite the horrific and tragic nature of the case, bloggers, zombiephiles, and zombie news sites almost immediately picked up on the story as a real-life case of a zombie attack. Zombie news site Zombie Zone News has followed the story in order to document those aspects of the event that could link it to a widespread zombie outbreak.
While the attack is of course no laughing matter, that hasn't stopped zombiephiles from speculating. The facts are these:
A man was eating the flesh of another person. That man did not respond to verbal orders or react to being shot. That man snarled at the police officer who intervened in the attack.