Just after the horrific cannibalistic attack under a Miami Causeway last week, a man who displayed very similar actions to someone who is high on bath salts was arrested. A homeless man named Brandon DeLeon was arrested by police in Miami after he walked into a restaurant and started yelling at the police. He was acting like a rabid dog and growled at them. Police tried to calm him but when he refused, they took him into custody, where he reportedly banged his head on the bars of the jail, growled and tried to bite off an officer's hand.
In a safety bulletin released by officers, they stated that DeLeon was high on bath salts. "It was later discovered DeLeon had taken a synthetic drug named Cloud 9. This bears resemblance to the incident that occurred in the City of Miami last week when a male ate another man's face. Please be careful when dealing with our homeless population during your patrols."
DeLeon, 21, later recalled that he did not remember the events that had happened when he arrested while high on bath salts.
Another case of a man who once overdosed on bath salts emerged was shown on CNN recently. 27-year-old Freddy Sharp, who has been on drugs since he was 13, described being on bath salts as "the evilest thing imaginable". A video of him being high on the drug shows him acting crazy and delusional. He told CNN that that he was hallucinating about being in a mental hospital and being possessed by Jason Voorhees (serial killer from the Friday the 13th movies). A self-admitting drug addict, Sharp said he had never experienced anything like overdosing on bath salts, saying it scared him so bad. "It felt so evil. It felt like the darkest, evilest thing imaginable."
Many users of the drugs report feeling no pain and feeling paranoid. This leads to hallucinations, aggressiveness and psychotic behavior.
It is not known whether Rudy Eugene was high on bath salts, but his actions displayed the typical behavior of an individual who is high on this potent drug.Toxicology reports are yet to be released.