It's been nearly a year since Miami was introduced to the instantly, universally viral mugshot of "Half Head Man," and finally, we've got hazy answers -- very hazy answers.
The Miami New Times, who first spotted the cheerful alleged prostitute-solicitor in its "Mugshots Friday" series, ran across a YouTube account called "HalfHeadMan" in which the gentleman himself explains the traumatic injury.
(Scroll down for video. WARNING: May be inappropriate for some audiences.)
Answering to the name "Halfy" and smoking what looks an awful lot like a blunt, he suggests it's best to stay off drugs.
"[I was] on drugs, I was driving, and I hit a pole, and I flew out the front window and landed on my head," he says, turning side to side to show off a flattened skull. "That's why it's no good, drinking and driving or drug -- drugness and driving. No good, kids. No good."
"Halfy," who has been identified variously as Carlos Sosa or Carlos Rodriguez, then alleges the president of the United States uses drugs, affirms his love of large women, and makes several sexually explicit remarks. In a second video, he again smokes what appears to be a blunt as the narrator laughingly says, "Hello, world, I want y'all to meet Halfy...he's kind of famous already."
Indeed. But "Halfy" isn't the only man to have survived such a severe head injury. A British man named Steve Gator lost a large portion of his skull after being attacked walking home from work, leaving him, he says, with a nervous condition and an altered personality.
Scottish laborer Alan Hind also has just half a head after after falling 25 feet from a roof. He is now unable to work.
And remarkably, China's well-known "half-brain boy" Hou Guozhu was fitted with a titanium mesh "skull" after half of his head had to be removed because of Rasmussen’s Encephalitis when he was eight.
Though rare, the half-head injury didn't seem to faze local police, who famously wrote "half a head" under "unique physical features" in an arrest report, or Miami-Dade Corrections employees.
"I just looked at him," an employee at the Miami-Dade County Pre-Trial Detention Center told the UK Daily Mail. "I see a lot of stuff. It didn't really bother me."
(WARNING: VIDEO IS GRAPHIC, DISTURBING, AND CONTAINS SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.)
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