Doylestown, PA Zombie Attack

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Bucks County man charged in zombie-like attack in Poconos

By Tracy Jordan, Of The Morning Call
10:20 p.m. EDT, September 13, 2012

A 20-year-old Doylestown-area man, found naked and bleeding in the Poconos last week, is facing assault charges after allegedly gnawing on the head of a Wayne County woman during a zombie-like attack akin to the “Causeway Cannibal” Miami police shot and killed in May.

State police in Honesdale said they used a stun gun on Richard Cimino Jr. early Friday after two women reported he was “screaming like an animal” and “began to gnaw” on one of their heads. The women, both of Hawley in Wayne County, managed to escape without serious injuries and call police.

State police found Cimino, of Buckingham Township, Bucks County, lying on a street in Hawley, a borough about 60 miles north of Allentown. Police said he was covered in blood from injuries he received after breaking into a vacant house and jumping out a second-floor window.

According to state police, Cimino acted delusional and confrontational and lunged at one of the troopers before another shot him with a stun gun.

A news release from state police:

The incident started about 4:30 a.m. when Cimino parked behind a house in the 600 block of Hudson Street and stripped to his underpants, leaving his clothing in a grass field at the end of the dead-end street. He then tried to break into the house, but the resident awoke and chased him away.

Cimino then fled to an empty house in the next block, shedding his underwear along the way. He jumped out of a second-floor window and then approached two women walking on the street.

Cimino allegedly tackled one of the women to the ground, and she said Cimino “began to gnaw” at her head “while screaming like an animal,” and she became covered in his blood.

In addition to lunging at a state trooper, state police allege Cimino also punched a paramedic in the face before he was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center-Scranton for his injuries.

Charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, indecent exposure, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, defiant trespass and burglary have been filed against Cimino, but court records show he had not been arraigned on the charges as of Thursday.

State police did not say if Cimino was under the influence of any substances during the incident.

The Miami Zombie, Rudy Eugene, chewed off 75 percent of a homeless man’s face while on the MacArthur Causeway before police shot and killed him. Police initially believed Eugene may have been under the influence of bath salts. However, authorities have since said autopsy tests showed the previously diagnosed schizophrenic man had only marijuana in his system and have linked the Memorial Day weekend attack to a cannabis-induced psychosis.

Pennsylvania has outlawed bath salts and synthetic marijuana — two hallucinogenic substances that were being widely sold at gas stations and convenience stores.

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