Hide your children, hide your wives! The zombie apocalypse is nigh! Or “apocolypse.” Can’t expect proper spelling when typing in fear for one’s very life!
The time will come when a man will eat the face of a fellow man. We will know this time as the #zombieapocolypse
— Ivana Raguz (@ivanalilly) May 30, 2012
Police sources have identified the homeless victim in a horrific, bloody assault in which a naked North Miami Beach man chewed off a large portion of another’s man’s face, as first reported by the Miami Herald and CBS Miami.
Ronald Poppo, 65, is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, just blocks from where he was attacked by 31-year-old Rudy Eugene in broad daylight Saturday on the Downtown off-ramp of Miami’s busy MacArthur Causeway.
Horrifying. Twitter users try to deal with the horror in their own ways.
Wait… People are really eating people in Miami? #zombieapocolypse
— Charles John (@Chuck_84) May 30, 2012
— lauren flood (@lrnflood) May 30, 2012
Some dude from Hackensack, NJ stabbed himself and threw his own intestines at police. Its time we start covering the #zombieapocolypse
— Ⓛindsey ☮ (@Gypsydelic_13) May 30, 2012
The news is getting almost too horrifying to watch…a man eats another man's face?! #zombieapocolypse
— YogaChikk (@YogaChikk) May 30, 2012
!!! RT Some dude from Hackensack, NJ stabbed himself n threw his own intestines at police. Its time we start covering the #zombieapocolypse.
— Villainous Von Blame (@9thBadGuy) May 30, 2012
From CBS News:
HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A man who stabbed himself and threw pieces of his skin and intestines at police officers trying to subdue him was hospitalized in critical condition on Monday, authorities said.
See what you’ve wrought, Walking Dead?
Conspiracy theories abound.
The CDC puts out an article about the Zombie Apocalypse and now there's people who are eating others and mutilating themselves. Coincidence?
— Scott Groves (@ScottGrovesCO) May 29, 2012
Grab Your Boomstick: The Zombie Apocalypse May Actually Be Upon Us http://t.co/oRqHtyUY
— Gawker (@Gawker) May 29, 2012
A resurgence of interest in an old CDC warning about a zombie apocalypse helps feed the theories. Coincidence? You decide.
WTF? American Disease Control Warns Public About 'Zombie Apocalypse' http://t.co/V32YkyDs
— VibeMagazine (@VibeMagazine) May 30, 2012
FoxNews report in May of last year:
The idea behind the campaign stemmed from concerns of radiation fears following the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan in March. CDC spokesman Dave Daigle told FoxNews.com that someone had asked CDC officials if zombies would be a concern due to radiation fears in Japan and traffic spiked following that mention.
“It’s kind of a tongue-in-cheek campaign,” Daigle said Wednesday. “We were talking about hurricane preparedness and someone bemoaned that we kept putting out the same messages.”
While metrics for the post are not yet available, Daigle said it has become the most popular CDC blog entry in just two days.
“People are so tuned into zombies,” he said. “People are really dialed in on zombies. The idea is we’re reaching an audience or a segment we’d never reach with typical messages.”
Way to feed the conspiracies, CDC!
— Garg Unzola (@gargunzola) May 29, 2012
"He was bitten my the zombie, He has the zombie disease." #zombieapocalypse
— S. Fiore (@S_FIORE16) May 30, 2012
did some research on the #ZombieApocalypse thing & by all the attacks that have been happening it seems legit. It's actually really scary.
— kelsey (@Kelseylufsyah) May 30, 2012
Bed, Bath & Beyond to blame?
— Chris O'Keefe (@forwunsicks) May 30, 2012
We smell a lawsuit! Or at least a new warning label.
But Twitter users are keeping vigilant watch for more signs of the Zombie Apocalypse.
— Miami New Times (@MiamiNewTimes) May 30, 2012
— #pUNkIsAStateOfMind (@punkboyinsf) May 30, 2012
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 29, 2012
— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) May 30, 2012
That means the face-eating last weekend was in fact the second incident in Miami. This is big #ZombieApocalypse
— Alex Donno (@AlexDonno) May 30, 2012
here's the zombie-like events this past 2 weeks ——-> http://t.co/7SZQIrFv
— Emanny (@theonlyemanny) May 30, 2012
— €ßßhëæd (@ebbhead) May 30, 2012
— Aaron Johnson (@HeadsUpULose) May 30, 2012
That dude that ate that dudes face is the start of the #ZombieApocalypse lol about to get my gun permit
— Yardley Marcelin (@King_of_Dtown) May 30, 2012
Some are poo-pooing the zombie events.
Ok calm down, there is no #ZombieApocalypse, one dude got high and chewed another mans face.
— PrinceAmirSalaam (@damianrasheane) May 30, 2012
If it starts happening worldwide by the hundreds of thousands, then I'll believe in a #ZombieApocalypse
— PrinceAmirSalaam (@damianrasheane) May 30, 2012
That’s the guy who goes out into the woods alone in a horror movie. We all know what always happens to that dude, don’t we?
Zombie apocalypse jokes are going to be the slap bracelets of our era. Calling it now.
— Justin Marks (@Justin_Marks_) May 30, 2012