Zombie Apocalypse: Texas Man Eats Family Dog After Smoking Fake Weed
Michael Daniel ate a dog (sigh).
Straight from the "what the fuck" files, we bring you the latest yarn from the ongoing Zombie Apocalypse. Today's installment comes from the great state of Texas, where police say a man ate the family dog after smoking synthetic marijuana.
Go ahead and let that sink in for a minute.
Michael Daniel, 22, was arrested near Waco yesterday after family members called police earlier this month to report that he was going berserk.
According to local media reports, on June 14, Daniel allegedly assaulted a few of his friends and neighbors while running around on all fours -- as he growled and barked like a dog.
Then the munchies set in...
Daniel then grabbed the family's dog, beat it, choked it, and then bit off chunks of the dog's flesh.
When police found him, he was on the front porch of the home with blood smeared on his face and shirt. He was taken to a local hospital to calm down.
Sadly, the dog didn't make it -- the animal died at the home following the attack.
Daniel was released from the hospital and taken into police custody yesterday. He's been hit with one felony count of animal cruelty.
As we've come to find out, synthetic drugs have a tendency to turn people into blood-thirsty maniacs.
Just yesterday, we reported on a woman who tried to eat a cop while under the influence of bath salts.
A few weeks earlier, for the second time in less than a month, a Florida man -- 26-year-old Charles Baker -- was arrested for allegedly taking a bite out someone, also while under the influence of bath salts.
About two weeks before that, a Louisiana man also is suspected of being under the influence of bath salts when he gnawed the face of his neighbor.
And lest we forget the story that kicked off the "Zombie Apocalypse" craze -- Miami "zombie" Rudy Eugene, who was under the influence of drugs at the time of a brutal cannibalistic attack that left his victim, Ronald Poppo, without a face. That drug, of course, was bath
The hype of the ongoing zombie apocalypse has become so widespread that the Centers for Disease Control even issued a statement last month 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)."
Given the recent spike in bizarre cannibal stories, we're chalking up the fact that Daniel didn't eat a human as a sign that the world's zombie problem is improving.
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