Miami 'zombie face eating attack': 911 callers reported Rudy Eugene swinging from light pole naked

Witnesses who called 911 moments before the Miami face-eating attack happened said the assailant was swinging from a light pole in the nude, according to a Miami Herald report.

One witness was driving along the MacAuthur Causeway when he spotted "a completely naked man" who was acting like Tarzan. A second caller also reported a naked man walking on the road.

Shortly after those calls, police say 31-year-old Rudy Eugene stripped the clothes off homeless 65-year-old Ronald Poppo and began to eat his face.  Police say they ordered Eugene to stop and had to shoot the growling suspect multiple times before he was killed on May 26.

Poppo, who lost 75 percent of his face, including one eye, remains in Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Poppo will soon face some very difficult discussions as a medical professional explains why he will never look the same way he remembers himself again.

Doctors believe it will several weeks before the victim fully understands what took place.

Plastic Surgeon Daniel Alam says, "What they all say is, 'I've become a monster.' Alam helped transplant a face onto a woman who was mauled by an animal in 2009.

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