Test: Miami Cannibal Did Not Use ‘Bath Salts’

The naked Florida man who chewed off the face of another man last month in a zombie-like cannibal attack used marijuana but not “bath salts” as police had suspected, authorities said Wednesday.

Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by a police officer after Eugene’s 18-minute attack on a homeless man. His body didn’t show “any other street drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs, or any adulterants found in street drugs,” according to the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department. “The department has also sought the assistance of an outside forensic toxicology reference laboratory, which has confirmed the absence of ‘bath salts,’ synthetic marijuana and LSD,” the statement said.

A video of last month’s incident shows Eugene coming across 65-year-old Ronald 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.

Armando Aguilar, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, told CNN affiliate WPLG last month that he suspected Eugene was under the influence of “bath salts,” a drug that contains synthetic stimulants that can “cause chest pains, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, agitation, hallucinations, extreme paranoia and delusions,” according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

So, you marijuana can really do this kind of stuff to a person? How freaky is that? Share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comment box below!

Source: CNN

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Thousands participate in Naked Bike Ride in Portland

Earlier last night, in Portland, Oregon, thousands took to the streets to ride their bikes in the nude. Thousands of naked bikers had gathered near the city’s waterfront for one of the city’s oddest rituals, a night ride for bikers, minus their clothing. This, it seems, is Portland’s very own version of the World Naked Bike Ride. They say that it is among the most freeing experiences in biking, and hundreds of naked bikers travel thousands of miles to join the ride.

The World Naked Bike Ride is an event observed all around the world and is participated by hard core cycling enthusiasts. This one of a kind event is done to promote the use of the bicycle, and cycling, as a means of transportation. This event is celebrated internationally, but cyclists in Portland have been adamant about the cause and have been attracting more cyclists than any other event.

“This is just a way of drawing attention to the need to be (greener) and replace fossil fuels with natural power,” said Ken Johnson, who was completely nude and body-painted grey. While most of the cyclists that participate in the event appear completely naked, there are still some, such as Johnson, who paint their bodies. Although the paint does not add any particular protection, it does attract less attention to certain body parts.

Since the World Naked Bike Ride began in 2004, four other cities, namely Seattle, San Francisco, Boulder and Black Rock City in Colorado, have celebrated the event annually. Portland has been one of the more famous cities because of its location near cycling friendly roads and the warm weather there during mid to late June.

The Portland nude cycling event has evolved into a festival, where there are now pre-ride parties and post-ride parties for both clothed and naked cyclists. These parties are located at the start of the ride and at the finish line, and most of these parties last all night long. Most of the parties even have sponsors such as Bridgeport Brewing, maker of Portland’s first draft beer.

Most of the sponsors of the parties and the event support activities against the use of fossil fuels and the use of environment-friendly means of transportation, such as cycling. Police in Portland do not arrest naked cyclists. The local law enforcement cites Portland’s extremely lax public indecency code as permitting such activities, such as mass naked cycling.