Outrage as video of “sick” prankster faking Zombie attacks in Miami sweeps web after outbreak of real-life cannibal crimes
A video of a prank zombie attack going around the internet is being heavily criticized as both insensitive and dangerous after the recent cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami.
The video shows a young man running around the streets pretending to be a zombie wearing a ripped, bloodied shirt, growling at people and scaring them away.
At the beginning of the footage, the screen says: “On Saturday May 26, 2012, a naked man was chewing on the face of another naked man in downtown Miami.
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Sick joke: The men on the basketball court show genuine fear as they run away from the prankster who is pretending to be a zombie
Fearful: Residents of Miami have been on the alert since the gruesome attack last week shocked the nation
Disgusting: The man”s prank is being slammed as sick and dangerous after Rudy Eugene attacked a homeless man last week and ate his face off
“After police arrived the man kept eating and growling, the police had to open fire until the cannibal was dead…..It”s not over, it”s only the beginning!”
The incident they are referring to is one that has captivated and shocked America after Rudy Eugene – apparently high on a potent form of LSD – attacked Ronald Poppo on MacArthur Causeway last week, beating him and eating his face off during a horrific 18-minute ordeal before being shot dead by police.
The video is being slammed as sick and dangerous by viewers, many of whom say the prankster was lucky he did not get shot.
What the The men on the basketball court cannot believe their eyes when the “zombie” crawls out of the bushes
Reverse: The tables are turned and one of the teenagers starts to run after the prankster
Down: Surveillance footage shows the two naked men lying on the walkway next to a major Miami highway, and since the left body never moves, he is the victim whose face was being chewed by the right man
Residents of Miami have been on the alert since the gruesome attack last week and you can see in the video the unsuspecting onlookers have genuine fear in their eyes as they run away from the man.
At one stage one of the men he is chasing appears to point his gun at the “Zombie” before running away.
By the end, the tables are turned and a group of teenagers in a basketball court run after the prankster.
Many who have watched the video in YouTube have expressed amusement over the footage, though it is feared there will be more copycat pranks and someone will get seriously hurt or killed.