Friday, June 29, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse: Face-Eating In China 

While I realize that sometimes news stories can get blown out of proportion once the national media gloms onto them, I’m not sure what to think about this latest one.
The newest “zombie” story to come out is from China, where a bus driver reportedly stopped his bus in traffic, blocking a woman’s car. He then got off the bus, climbed up on the hood of the woman’s car, and began beating at her windshield. When she got out of the car in a panic, he jumped on her and began chewing her face. Allegedly, several people tried to pull the man off, to no avail…although someone had the presence of mind to snap pictures as it was happening. Thank goodness for bystanders! Police eventually responded and took the man into custody.
chinese zombie attack
Image credit: Xinmin
The bus driver is said to have only been under the influence of alcohol during the attack (although why he was drunk and driving a bus is a question I hope is answered soon). The woman, who was only identified in the Chinese news story as Du (her surname), survived the attack but will undergo surgery to repair her nose and mouth.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ve probably heard about Rudy Eugene, the man who ate 75% of a homeless man’s face in Miami over Memorial Day weekend. A toxicology report was recently made public after Eugene was autopsied, and even though police and the media took the whole “bath salts” story and ran with it, Eugene was found to have no synthetic drugs in his system at all, only marijuana.
That fact, coupled with this latest story, is enough to make me wonder what we’ll see in the coming days and weeks, and whether we’ll ever know exactly what is causing this attacks.


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