VIDEO: Miami 'Naked Zombie' Was Likely High on Bath Salts

Police shot a man who was found eating a homeless man alive.

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Police are blaming bath salts for turning 31-year-old Rudy Eugene into what multiple media outlets are calling the "naked zombie" after Eugene was found eating the face of a homeless person in Miami.

A witness said Eugene was "tearing [the homeless man] to pieces with his mouth." Eugene destroyed much the man's face, leaving just his goatee in tact—the unidentified victim is now fighting for his life in a Miami hospital.

Police originally suspected Eugene was on a cocaine-fueled delirium trip, but have since said that he was likely high on "bath salts"—which contain amphetamine-like chemicals.

Jason Koebler is a science and technology reporter for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow him on Twitter or reach him at jkoebler@usnews.com.