Monday, July 2, 2012

Man Eats Dog: The Zombie Apocalypse Continues

Man Bites Dog, Eats Dog While High on 'Spice'

The Zombie Apocalypse continues to grow. Check out the lateset story from ABC news... Kind of scary when you think about just how many bizarre incidents have been happening.
Perhaps Resident Evil was right.

From ABC News:

Man eats dog
A Texas man faces a felony charge after he allegedly bit, killed and ate a house-mate's pet dog while high on the synthetic drug "spice."

The alleged attack is the latest in the series of violent and bizarre incidents linked to spice, which mimics the effects of marijuana, and bath salts, which mimics cocaine.

Michael Daniel, 22, allegedly smoked spice in his Waco, Texas home before he assaulted his housemates and then ran out of the house into his yard, where he began crawling around on his hands and knees. He barked and growled at a neighbor and chased him back into his home.

Daniel then allegedly took his housemate's dog, a medium-sized spaniel mix, out onto the house's porch. He allegedly beat and strangled the dog, according to Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton, and then began chewing "hunks of flesh" from the animal.

Daniel's housemates called police and requested emergency assistance, saying Daniel was "going crazy." Officers arrived at the house to find Daniel sitting on the porch with "blood and fur around his mouth" and with the dead dog lying in his lap, Swanton said.

Daniel, who police say told his housemates he was "on a bad trip" just before the alleged rampage on June 14, was charged on Monday with cruelty to a non-livestock animal.

The incident in Waco follows a series of bizarre attacks by people allegedly high on synthetic drugs, including a Glendale, Calif. man striking a 77-year-old woman with a shovel last week, a homeless man eating the face off another homeless man in Miami in May, and a man in Milton, Fla. biting into the hood of a police cruiser in February.

Spice and related products have often been sold as incense in packaging that says the contents are not to be ingested, but authorities say they are frequently used by consumers to mimic the effects of marijuana and other drugs.

In a "20/20" investigation that aired in 2011, ABC News found that spice and bath salts were being sold to teenagers across the country with little to no oversight, and many of those young users were showing up at drug treatment centers.

"They think they're dying," Louisiana Poison Control Center Director Dr. Mark Ryan told ABC News. "They have extreme paranoia. They're having hallucinations. They see things, they hear things, monsters, demons, aliens."

Since then, the government has fought to block the sale and usage of synthetic drugs.

Last December, the House of Representatives voted to add 41 chemical compounds used to make spice and bath salts to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, making them illegal to manufacture or dispense.

Last week, a similar bill passed the Senate that would criminalize 26 of those compounds, stripping off 15 of the 17 compounds that are used to make bath salts.

And according to authorities, manufacturers of synthetic drugs are constantly trying to develop new compounds that don't fall under the umbrella banned by state or federal law, making drugs particularly dangerous for users who don't know what they are going to get.

"When people use this, they may use it one time and the next time it's a totally different chemical substance," Swanton said.


jamiessmiles said...

I am sorry, but I'd people are using these drugs because it usually mimics marajuana, but then they go on a bad trip. Solution, legalize pot. Then these idiots oils get the high they are after safely and the dealers would no longer profit from making compounds.

Anonymous said...

Amen brother! Once again the solution is to legalize weed!

Kristina Knight said...

I am not sure legalizing weed will keep these sort of horrific things from happening, but more getting to the root of what makes a person willing to take such chances to escape reality.

Don't get me wrong, I have zero problem with legalizing weeds. In fact, I think all drugs should be legalized. Just because you make a problem illegal doesn't make it go away, it just pushes it into the shadows. I prefer to face things head-on.