Ronald Poppo Face Attack Victim Condition is Still Unclear

Rudy Eugene and Ronald Poppo

Rudy Eugene and Ronald Poppo's mugshots

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 . 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

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bfearn
bfearn

Aw, this was a really quality post.

marian
marian

Poor poor man. Can't even have a rest without some weirdo taking a chunk out of his face. God bless Ronald.

Catherina Gutierrez
Catherina Gutierrez

My Prayers Will Continue To Be With Ronald & His Family. ThisIs Also A Wakeup Call For The Body Of Christ ! Pray ,Saints.........He Is A Soul That The Lord Loves ! Look Around The Earth, Is It Not A Sign Of The Hour We Are In? Christ Will Return.....No Joke !

Elaine C. Crossland
Elaine C. Crossland

It would seem that Mr. Poppo was a man with a genius I.Q. that for some reason was not able to function in the society of the 70's or remain in communication with his family. A tragedy all around that he should end up the victim of this life-threatening random attack of violence. I would think it has been relatively easy to replace his blood loss, and by now they would have xrayed the boney structure of his face and skull. Perhaps with massive topical and systemic treatment of his face and head with antibiotics he could be considered a candidate for a face transplant. It would seem the only solution to his current problem and there are several documented cases of success with this procedure. Obviously the man is destitute and that never bodes well in the United States for receiving medical care. However that procedure could be done in a teaching hospital and get written off one would think. If they are going to work on the man and save his life then he deserves to be given the highest quality of life possible forgetting about the almighty dollar for once.

PriscillaRyan
PriscillaRyan

An IQ of 129 is hardly genius..

Ryan
Ryan

129 is classified as "very superior intelligence", ergo... the dude was smart

J
J

It was in the 70's.

taylor
taylor

my heart goes out to his family and him i will keep him in my prayers and hope nothing like this ever happens again

Ryan
Ryan

A little bit of everywhere.

jeff
jeff

Ok yeah my friend said she seen it on tv. Guess I should watch more lol. Keep up the good work.

Ryan
Ryan

Thank you

jeff
jeff

Where did you get your info? What station.

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