The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Much like the flesh eating zombies on AMC?s The Walking Dead, real-life infestation of horror emerged when a 19-year-old Florida State University student stabbed a couple to death and then tried to eat part of one of the victim’s face.
Austin Harrouff, a Florida State University fraternity brother, was found allegedly attempting to bite off chunks of John Joseph Stevens III’s face in a Tequesta neighborhood, law enforcement officials confirmed to PEOPLE. Stevens, 59, and his 53-year-old wife Michelle Karen Mishcon, had been allegedly stabbed multiple times by Harrouff, authorities said.
Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told reporters that when the first deputy arrived at the scene in the driveway of the couple’s Tequesta home, ?the suspect was on top of our victim, clutching him in a bear hug and biting him in the face.?
The deputy shot him with a taser and it didn?t work and even when another deputy got there, the two of them used every bit of their strength to get him off the victim but it didn?t work. When another officer arrived from a nearby municipality, only then were they able to get the offender off the victim, but the victim was already dead.
The Sheriff added that Harrouff was “abnormally strong” during the alleged attack and was even making ?animal-like? noises, including ?grunting? and ?growling.?
The hairs on your arms might be standing on end now but wait till you hear more. Apparently, according to Snyder, the Florida college student was possibly under the influence of the synthetic drug Flakka.
What is Flakka?
Flakka is a psychoactive stimulant that has been linked to bizarre behavior and drug overdoses. It is also known on the street as ?gravel? and by chemists as alpha-PVP and the terrifying hallucinogen has earned a reputation as one of America’s scariest drugs.
The designer drug drives individuals into a state of excited delirium, which can involve hyperstimulation, paranoia and hallucinations. Hollywood Life says that the worst and most extreme side effects are severe aggressiveness and even cannibalism. The zombie-like behavior was seen in several murders wherein the user, who was under the influence of the drug, began eating the flesh of their victims.
Zombie Apocalypse for real?
Videos of flakka users in the U.S. have emerged showing people writhing on the ground and screeching, and running naked through streets. The photos shared below courtesy of The Daily Mail show the zombie-like state of people under the drug.
It seems that before The Walking Dead Season 7 arrives, we may see real life zombies flooding the streets in America and Australia as the cheap drug is widely available for as little as $7.50 a hit.