Zombie Apocalypse Hits The Bayou -- Louisiana Man Gnaws Neighbor's Face
Alleged cannibal/possible zombie Carl Jacquneaux
Cannibalism is all the rage right now, and the latest sign of the zombie apocalypse is brought to you by the great state of Louisiana, where a man is accused of gnawing his neighbors face, apparently while under the influence of "some kind of drug."
This is now the seventh cannibalism story to make headlines in the last two weeks, and the hype of the ongoing zombie apocalypse has become so widespread that the Centers for Disease Control even issued a statement last week saying that the "CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)."
The latest flesh-chewer is 43-year-old Carl Jacquneaux, of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, who is accused of biting off a chunk of his neighbor's face.
According to various local media reports, Jacquneaux went to the home of victim Todd Credeur over the weekend and started fighting with him about a "domestic issue."
During the struggle, Jacquneaux bit off "a chunk" of Credeur's face.
Lucky for him, Credeur managed to fight Jacquneaux off -- he then disabled him by spraying him in the face with wasp spray.
Following the spraying, Jacquneaux scampered off and went to the home of a friend -- whom he held at knife-point after stealing the man's gun.
Police tracked Jacquneaux to the friend's home and took him into custody.
Like Miami "zombie" Rudy Eugene, authorities suspect Jacquneaux was under the influence of drugs at the time of the attack. A female friend of one of the victims told a local TV station she thinks Jacquneaux had taken bath salts, which is what police suspect Eugene had taken prior to eating a man's face.
In all, Jacquneaux was booked on one count each of aggravated burglary, simple battery of the infirm, violation of probation, aggravated second degree battery, and violation of protective orders. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on a $312,500 bond.
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