This undated booking mug made available by the Miami-Dade Police Dept. shows Ronald Poppo. Poppo has been identified as the victim in a horrific face-chewing attack in Miami on Saturday, May 26, 2012. An officer fatally shot 31-year-old Rudy Eugene, as he ate the face off Poppo in the shadow of The Miami Herald’s headquarters. (AP Photo/Miami-Dade Police Dept.)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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MIAMI (AP) — A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre, vicious attack faces a bigger threat from infection than from the injuries themselves, according to experts on facial reconstruction.