Police in Palm Beach, Fl., shot a naked 250-pound man with “superhuman” strength to death after he assaulted a former NYPD officer, chased a man with a child and ate an 18-year-old’s face.
And no, this is not an episode of The Walking Dead.
According to the Palm Beach Post:
The scene unfolded at about 8:30 p.m. on South Military Trail, north of Lake Ida Road and near The Colony at Delray Beach community. 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 teenager tried to defend himself with a box cutter knife, but he still sustained serious injuries during the attack. He was taken to a nearby hospital. When police arrived on the scene, they tried to calm the attacker. But when that didn’t work, deputies used a Taser, which proved unsuccessful.
“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.”
A sheriff’s sergeant fired three shots, one to the torso and two to the lower part of the man’s body. The man died later at Delray Medical Center.
“We don’t know right now if he’s expired from the gunshots, or if he’s expired because of obviously he’s on some type of drugs that have made him act like this,” Bradshaw said. “There’s no way to know if those are the shots that actually killed him, or if he’s died from what they called exited delirium. He’s obviously on some type of narcotics to make him act like this.”
Drugs. If they are involved, it never ends well. We wish all who were harmed in the attack a speedy recovery.
SOURCE: Palm Beach Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty