A Texas man faces a charge of animal cruelty after he attacked and ate a dog while high on synthetic drugs. 22-year-old Michael Terron Daniel was allegedly high on synthetic marijuana, which is also known as K-2, when he attacked the dog and ate it.
Prior to the attack which took place on June 14, Daniel allegedly barked and growled like a dog before he reportedly beat and strangled the dog - before feasting on it. He was arrested at his workplace yesterday.
A witness called 911 reporting that a man was "going crazy." Other witnesses reported that Daniel was "on his hands and knees and chased a neighbor while barking and growling like a dog".
Daniel then took a black dog onto the front porch, subsequently beating and strangling it. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told WKRC that Daniel then "began to bite into the dog, ripping pieces of flesh away." The poor dog reportedly died at the scene.
Officers found the attacker with blood on his hands, clothes and face. Daniel was initially unresponsive and was taken to a nearby health center by ambulance. Swanton said Daniel asked them to use a stun gun "to help him get off his bad trip."
Synthetic marijuana is associated with psychotic behavior. The attack is reminiscent of the infamous "Miami Cannibal Attack" last month, which saw Rudy Eugene attack and eat a homeless man's face.