Shanghai 'face-eater' tries to chew off woman's face
According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China has been detained after he tried to gnaw off a woman's face in a fit of madness.
Shanghai Daily reported that the man, only identified as "Dong", had been drinking heavily with his friends at lunch on Tuesday.
At about 2pm, he rushed onto the road near a bus station in Ouhai District. He then blocked a vehicle of a female driver, identified as "Du".
Dong then climbed on to the car's hood and started banging away at the windshield while Du screamed inside.
After a few minutes, Du decided to flee, and got out of the car. However, she was intercepted by Dong, who jumped on her and started gnawing on her face when the two of them fell on to the ground.
Pictures of the ghastly incident shows the hysterical woman crying while her face is covered with blood.
Passers-by said they tried to pull Dong off the woman but he appeared so "crazed" that they could not stop him.
Police officers finally arrived at the scene and stopped the man.
Du was sent to a nearby hospital, where she will likely need to undergo plastic surgery to repair the damage from the bites on her nose and lips.
This latest incident of attempted cannibalism follows a spate of high-profile similar cases that have hogged media headlines recently.
Notably, the case bears a striking resemblance to another case in late May, where a man in Miami, Florida, was shot dead by a police officer after he refused to stop chewing on the face of a homeless man he had attacked.
The victim, 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, lost his left eye in the attack and his right eye was severely damaged.
Police have suggested Eugene was under the influence of "bath salts", a synthetic stimulant usually sold in shops selling drug paraphernelia which produces intense hallucinations and sparks erratic, violent behavior.
In another incident, also in Miami, a 21-year-old man, allegedly on Cloud Nine, burst into a restaurant shouting obscenities, and tried to bite the hand off a police officer.
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