PUBLISHED: 08:07 EST, 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 11:26 EST, 26 June 2012
A drug-fuelled rampage led a man to attack several people and chase around a neighbour while growling like an animal – before he brutally killed and ate a dog.
Cops arrived at a home in Waco, Texas, on June 14 after a man called 911 to report a man living in his house that was ‘going crazy.’
Police said that Michael Terron Daniel told his housemates that he was ‘on a bad trip’ after taking the synthetic drug K-2 and began attacking them.
Outside the home, Daniel allegedly assaulted another man who lived at the home.
‘Attacker’: Michael Daniel, pictured on his MySpace page, left, and in his booking photo, right, faces charges of animal cruelty in the gruesome killing of a dog in Waco, Texas
Sgt W. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department told MailOnline that when a neighbour tried to intervene, Daniel got down on his hands and knees and ‘began barking and growling like a dog.’
He then chased the neighbour, who ran into his house.
Before horrified witnesses, Daniel then reportedly turned his drug-fuelled rage to a medium-sized dog who belonged to one of his housemates, beating and choking the animal.
Sgt Swanton said that Daniel then ‘took a bite out of the dog, ripping pieces of flesh away and eating them.’
Police showed up to find Daniel sitting on the front porch with the dog’s carcass on his lap.
Sgt Swanton said: ‘There was blood and fur around his mouth, blood and fur on his clothing.’
He added that Daniel was in some kind of a catatonic state and did not respond to the officers at first, but when he snapped out of it, he asked the officers to Tase him or fight him to snap him out of the ‘bad trip.’
Scene of the crime: Daniel allegedly attacked others in his home before chasing a neighbour while growling like an animal
Sgt Swanton said the officers declined, and an ambulance took him to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and later released.
Daniel was arrested on Monday at the Waco store where he worked and was charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal, a felony.
His housemates declined to press assault charges against him.
He is being held at the Mclennan County Jail on $5,000 bond.
K-2, also known as ‘spice,’ is a mixture of herbs and spices that is usually sprayed with a compound similar to THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, according to the DEA.
Side effects include paranoia, panic attacks, giddiness and in rare occurrences – violence.
Recent zombie-like attacks, like the gruesome face-chewing attack in Miami, are believed to have been caused by ingesting bath salts, a potent hallucinogen.
Zombie attacks: Recent assaults, like the gruesome face-chewing attack in Miami, are believed to have been caused by ingesting bath salts, a potent hallucinogen