What is happening in Florida? More flesh-eating allegations, of course

Charles Baker was reportedly high on an unknown drug at the time of an incident.

Something weird is going on in Florida.

Just weeks after Ronald Poppo had 75 percent of his face chewed off by a crazed, naked man, rumored to be high on bath salts, two more flesh-biting cases have been reported.  

In the most recent incident, 26-year-old Charles Baker of Palmetto was visiting his children at his girlfriend’s house Wednesday night when, according to police, things took a very strange turn. His girlfriend told police Baker appeared to be high on some unknown substance when he became aggressive: swearing, throwing furniture and tearing off his clothes, according to WPTV.

Another man at the home, 48-year-old Jeffrey Blake, reportedly tried to get Baker to calm down, but Baker sunk his teeth into Blake’s arm, biting off a piece of his flesh and swallowing it.

After that, Blake was able to restrain Baker until cops arrived at the home, but that wasn’t the end of it. Baker was wildly thrashing around, screaming, and resisting arrest. An officer used a Taser on him, but Baker ripped the barb out of his skin and continued on his tangent.

It took two shocks from a stun gun to finally subdue Baker. He was arrested and taken for a psychiatric evaluation before going to jail.  

Just days before that incident, Naples man Giovanni Martinez was arrested for drunk driving and brought to jail, where he fell unconscious. When he awoke in the hospital, he threw a wild fit, according to the Huffington Post. He bit a nurses arm, spit blood at hospital staffers, and threatened eat their faces off “like that Miami guy.”

This cannot be good for Florida’s tourism industry.



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