By HANNAH RAND
PUBLISHED: 08:52 EST, 21 June 2012 | UPDATED: 11:23 EST, 21 June 2012
Zombie attack: Charles Baker, 26, bit a chunk of flesh out of the left bicep of Jeffery Blake, 48
In the latest string of ‘zombie’ attacks horrifying Florida, a man has bitten off part of another man’s arm.
Charles Baker, 26, was visiting his kids late on Wednesday night at the home of his girlfriend in Palmetto, Florida.
Witnesses says he was high on an unknown substance when he arrived and barged down the door, yelling and stripping off his clothes.
Any attempt to calm down the raged, naked man were useless, reports WPTV.
Baker then began throwing furniture around the home.
Jeffery Blake, 48, who lives at the house and answered the door, tried to restrain Baker who then bit him, taking a chunk of flesh out from his left bicep.
Despite his injuries, Mr Blake managed to wrestle Baker to the ground and hold him until the police arrived.
However, Baker was so high that he fronted up to the authorities, tensing his body, clenching his fists and screaming.
Horror attack: The house in Palmetto, Florida, believed to be the site of the incident. Baker had to be Tasered four times before he could be restrained by police
A deputy deployed his electronic shock device after giving Baker a verbal warning.
Baker repeated attempts to attack the officer and was Tasered a total of four times.
The crazed man then tried twice to pull the probes out of the device, but was finally restrained and handcuffed.
IS THE DRUG ‘BATH SALTS’ TO BLAME?
Two recent ‘flesh-eating’ cases are thought to involve a newly-banned drug known as ‘bath salts’. This substance is definitely not the same as the relaxing Epsom salts you put in the tub, so what is it?
- On the street, ‘bath salts’ is also known as ‘Ivory Wave’, ‘Purple Wave’, ‘Vanilla Sky’ or ‘Bliss’
- The drug is sold in smoke shops as a substitute for LSD or cocaine
- It is inhaled, smoked or digested
- On Tuesday, Miami-Dade commissioners gave preliminary approval to outlaw the sale ‘bath salts’
- Violators could face $500 in fines and up to 60 days in jail
- It is not yet banned by Federal Law
- The drug is believed to be methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), although poison centers are finding it hard to keep up with new synthetic versions
- Currently there is no way for physicians to test for the drug, unless the user tells them he or her has taken it
- Effects include agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain and suicidal thoughts
- MDPV is not addictive but causes acute toxicity
He was then taken to Manatee County Jail for evaluation before being transported to jail.
Officials have not released how badly Blake was injured and his condition of recovery.
The case is similar to that of Rudy Eugene, 31, who ate the face of homeless man Ronald Poppo in Miami earlier this month.
Eugene was shot dead by officers when he refused to stop eating his victim’s face at the grisly scene.
Eugene’s girlfriend Yovonka Bryant, 27, has maintained that her boyfriend is a good, god-fearing man and was under the influence of mind-altering drugs at the time of the attack.
It is believed that Eugene may have been on ‘bath salts’, a potent hallucinogenic drug, when he carried out the gruesome assault.
Users of the drug report to feeling no pain. Its effects include paranoia, hallucinations, convulsions and psychotic episodes.
‘Bath salts’ are grouped with mescaline and ephedrine by The Drug Enforcement Agency.
Dealers market the drug as a replacement for cocaine or a synthetic form of LSD, reports CNN.
The drug is believed to be methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and is not yet banned by Federal law.
However, on Tuesday, Miami-Dade County commissioners gave preliminary approval to outlaw the sale of MDPV or ‘bath salts’, reports CBS.
The ban is up for final approval on July 3.
Violators could face up to $500 in fines and up to 60 days in jail.
RECENT CANNIBAL ATTACKS ACROSS AMERICA
Since Rudy Eugene attacked and ate the face of homeless man Ronald Poppo on May 26 in Miami, Florida, while allegedly high on ‘bath salts’ there has been a spate of similar attacks.
Police shot Eugene when he refused to stop eating his victim’s face. Poppo is now recovering in hospital.
Brandon DeLeon, 21, was high on drugs and drunk on Four Loko on June 2 when he tried to bite off a police officer’s hand after he was arrested for disturbing customers in a Miami fast food restaurant.
The homeless man repeatedly banged his head against the patrol car and yelled, ‘I’m going to eat you.’
At the police station, De Leon tried to bite an officer. The police report noted that he ‘growled and opened and closed his jaw slamming his teeth like an animal would.’
Luke Magnotta, 29, allegedly murdered and dismembering his former gay lover Jun Lin, 33, in his flat in Montreal on May 24. Body parts where sent to political offices and the torso was found in a suitcase.
A ten-minute videotape purporting to record the horrific crime was posted online, showing a man stabbing his naked and bound victim with an ice pick.
The attacker then hacks him to pieces and eats part of his flesh. He is also seen performing sexual acts on the corpse.
Alex Kinyua, 21, a college student, used a knife to carve up Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, before eating his heart out and parts of his brain.
He then took to his social networking site to boast about it to his friends saying: ‘Are you strong enough to endure ritual HBCU mass human sacrifices around the country and still be able to function as human beings?’
Giovanni Martinez, 21, was arrested for drink-driving allegedly bit a nurse’s arm and kicked a police officer in the head before telling them he would rape their wives.
He also allegedly told hospital staff he would eat off their faces ‘like the guy in Miami’.