The homeless man whose face was pretty much chewed off in a crazy, terrible attack faces the biggest threat of infection. According to facial reconstruction experts his main concern at this time is not so much the injuries he sustained but the germs that got in him during the attack.
Ronald Poppo, the attack victim, will definitely be permanently disfigured after seeing the gruesome pictures that surfaced on the web. The only feature that could be made out on his face was his beard, the rest of his face was pretty much gone. Also, one of the eyes of 65 year old Poppo was gouged out.
“The human mouth is basically filthy,” said Dr. Seth Thaller, the chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
It is still not clear as to why Poppo was attacked on Saturday afternoon by 31-year-old Rudy Eugene alongside the busy highway MacArthur Causeway. Police still haven’t released many details about the brutal attack, but surveillance video from a nearby building shows Eugene pulling Poppo from the shade where he was what looked to be napping, then he beat and stripped Poppo before appearing to bend over and then lie on top of him.
Also new reports are coming out that Rudy Eugene wasn’t homeless and was actually working at a car detail place. His girlfriend said he was acting kind of strange the night before the attack happened. She had also said the earlier Saturday morning Eugene called her and said his car had broke down. According to reports his car was also towed that day for parking in a non parking spot.
Last Updated: 5:12 p.m. EST 5/30/2012