Just across the Dade County line, a Naples man reportedly bit and spit blood at hospital staff, threatening to rape their wives and eat their faces off "like that Miami guy."
Giovanni Martinez, 21, was pulled over in routine speeding traffic stop on Saturday when Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies noticed a strong alcohol smell, blood shot eyes, and spilled beer, according to the arrest report.
After failing the sobriety test, Martinez was transferred to Naples jail where he became unconscious.
When he woke up at NCH Downtown Naples hospital, he became "irate and enraged," as noted on the report, and started screaming that he was going to "f*cking kill everyone."
Martinez allegedly sank his teeth into the arm of one nurse and spit the blood into the man's face. He also kicked another hospital employee in the stomach and a deputy in the head.
While lashing out, Martinez was yelling that he was going to rape their wives and eat their faces off "like that guy in Miami."
It's been just over three weeks since Rudy Eugene was shot and killed by Miami Police when he reportedly refused to chewing on the face of victim Ronald Poppo on Memorial Day Weekend.
Although referred to as the Causeway Cannibal and the Miami Zombie, Eugene had not actually swallowed any of Poppo's flesh, according to autopsy reports released last week.
Eugene is suspected to have been high on an amphetamine cocktail known as "bath salts," but there's no indication that Martinez was under the influence of anything but alcohol.
Perhaps the first of Eugene copycats, Martinez was subdued by police after a 20 minute struggle.
He is charged with 3 felony counts of battery and 1 count of DUI. He is being held on $126,000 bond.Check out five bizarrely similar attacks that made headlines just a week after the Miami face-mauling attack:
While on drugs, Charles Baker, 26, of Palmetto, Florida, allegedly got naked, barged into his girlfriend's house, bit a chunk out of a man's arm and ate it, then powered through several cop-deployed Taser probes before getting tackled and arrested.
After trying to steal a wig from the Sassy Beauty Supply Shop in New Haven, Conn., Lowpel Davis bit the store owner's arm so hard she took off a piece of his flesh, which she then spat in the man's face, according to cops.
Carl Jacquneaux (left) allegedly bit off a chunk of his victim's face while on the synthetic drug known on the street as "bath salts."
This undated booking photo, made available by the Miami-Dade Police Department, shows Rudy Eugene, 31, who was shot and killed by Miami-Dade police after he refused to stop eating another man's face in Miami on May 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Miami-Dade Police Dept.)
This undated photo, provided by the City of Montreal Police Service's media relations, shows Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, who is suspected of homicide. Montreal police said on May 30, 2012, that they had identified Magnotta as a suspect in a gruesome crime involving severed body parts discovered in packages mailed to Ottawa, Ontario, and in a garbage heap in Montreal.
Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, allegedly admitted to killing his roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, and then eating his heart and portions of his brain. Kinyua has been charged with first-degree murder.
It's not necessarily a crime to eat human flesh. Mao Sugiyama, a self-described "asexual" from Tokyo, had surgery to remove his genitals and then cooked and served them to five lucky dinner guests at a swanky banquet in Japan.
A former employee of a Swedish medical university is accused of cutting off his wife's lips and eating them. The unnamed man allegedly flew into a rage after he became suspicious that his much younger wife was having an affair. A source said the man ate the lips because "he didn't want the lips to be able to be sewn back on."
Vigil is accused of murdering an unidentified person and eating part of their face. He was arrested in November, 2012 and charged with an open count of murder.