The year of the zombie is far from over. After a brief hiatus from the news circuit, another story of cannibalism has emerged. 26-year-old Charles Baker of Palmetto, Fl. faces criminal charges, stemming from a drug-induced flesh-eating incident, Wednesday (June 20) night.
His story runs eerily similar to that of another Florida resident who was killed by police for eating a homeless man’s face. Like Miami’s face-eating incident, Baker was found nude, eating human flesh, and refused to comply with police demands. According to the Manatee County Sherriff’s Office, Baker was visiting his girlfriend and children, when he stripped naked, and started screaming and throwing furniture. Jeffrey Blake, a 48-year-old who also resided in the home, attempted to retrain Baker. The two men began to wrestle, and Baker bit a chunk of flesh out of Blake’s bicep. In spite of his wounds, Blake was able to hold Baker down until police arrived, at which point he attempted another attack.
After giving a verbal warning, a deputy at the scene shot him with a stun gun. Despite the jolt, Baker continued to charge cops, and was Tasered a total of four times, before being placed in handcuffs.
Baker is said to have been high on drugs at the time. He underwent a psychological evaluation at a nearby hospital, before being taken to jail.
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