Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A drug-fueled rampage led a black man to attack several people and chase around a neighbor while growling like an animal - before he brutally killed and ate a dog
Police arrived at a home in Waco, Texas, after a man called 911 to report a man living in his house who was going crazy. African-American Michael Terron Daniel told his housemates that he was on a bad trip after taking the synthetic drug K-2 and began attacking them. Outside the home, Daniel assaulted another man who lived at the home. When a neighbor tried to intervene, Daniel got down on his hands and knees and began barking and growling like a dog. He then chased the neighbor, who ran into his house. As horrified witnesses watched, Daniel turned his drug-fueled rage to a medium-sized Spaniel mix, who belonged to one of his housemates, beating and choking the animal. Daniel then took a bite out of the dog, ripping pieces of flesh away and eating them. Police showed up to find Daniel sitting on the front porch with the dog's carcass on his lap. There was blood and fur around his mouth, blood and fur on his clothing. Daniel was arrested at the Waco store where he worked and was charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal, a felony. His housemates declined to press assault charges against him. He is being held at the McLennan County Jail on $5,000 bond. Daniel has been in trouble with the Waco Police Department before, but police would not elaborate on any past cases against him. K-2, also known as spice, is a mixture of herbs and spices that is usually sprayed with a compound similar to THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, according to the DEA. Side effects include paranoia, panic attacks, giddiness and in rare occurrences – violence. Recent zombie-like attacks, like the gruesome face-chewing attack in Miami, are believed to have been caused by ingesting bath salts, a potent hallucinogen.