I swear, I read this headline and I INSTANTLY knew it was in FLORIDA.. What is it? Are these people spawned from the boats of the crazy criminals that Castro sent over in 1994? I bet he's still laughing his ass off about that one...
MIAMI -- The mother of Rudy Eugene, who was shot and killed by a police officer as he chewed the face off a homeless man in Miami, says her son was "a nice kid" who could have been subdued with a taser rather than gunfire.
"He was a good kid. He gave me a nice card on Mothers Day. Everyone says he was a zombie. He was no zombie. That was my son, the mother, who asked that her name not be revealed, told CNN affliate WFOR.
Eugene, 31, was killed by a police officer on Saturday after an 18-minute attack on a homeless man, identified by police as 65-year-old Ronald Poppo. Video of the incident shows Eugene coming across Poppo on a sidewalk along Miami's MacArthur Causeway, stripping clothes off him and eventually chewing on his face.
Police said Poppo lost 75% of his face in the attack. He was in critical condition at a Miami hospital.
Eugene's mother said police didn't need to shoot her son.
"They could have tased him," she told WFOR. "I saw what happened on TV and I started crying.