Reportedly mild mannered and well liked college student, Austin Harrouff, became agitated while out for dinner with friends at Duffy’s Sports Grill and took off on foot. He then wandered into an upscale neighborhood 15 to 30 minutes away and randomly attacked a couple who were relaxing in their garage. 19 year old Harouff allegedly stabbed and bludgeoned the couple with weapons of opportunity from the couple’s own garage. The victims were identified as 59-year-old John Joseph Stevens III and 53-year-old Michelle Karen Mishcon.
Hero neighbor, Jeff Fisher, tried to intervene as Harrouff attacked the male victim in the driveway and received several stab wounds for his efforts. Despite serious injuries to his back and head, Fisher was able to escape and call 911 at about 9:20 pm (call recording below). Fisher was lifeflighted to the hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to recover.
When police arrived the suspect was found “growling, grunting and making animal noises” chewing the face off of the male victim. Deputies used stun guns to no avail as the attacker apparently felt no pain. It took several deputies and a K9 to pull the “abnormally strong” Harrouff off of the victim.
Based on the apparent randomness of the attack and the bizarre behavior of the attacker police suspect that he may have been under the influence of drugs, possibly Bath Salts or Flakka. The suspect is originally from Riviera beach and was studying “Pre-exercise science” at the University. Perhaps he was experimenting with some supplements and got some bad stuff. It can take weeks for lab results.
The suspect is currently being held under guard at St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is in stable condition though he was previously reported in grave condition. Police say that he suffered intestinal damage possibly due to taking some type of drug. He is scheduled for surgery to his hand.
Recent reports have Harrouff telling police “You’re not gonna find any drugs in my blood.”. A neighbor reported Harrouff’s behavior as odd in the weeks preceding the attack including discharging a handgun (in Harrouff’s back yard) and shooting and killing a bird in the neighbors yard. The day of the double murder the suspect was seen fighting with his father before driving off.
Santa Barbara Carriage Museum (link to map)
210 Wilson St,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Police Dog Photo by dlogue http://www.morguefile.com/creative/dlogue
According to Santa Barbara police a 22 year old man who, some sources say, may have been homeless and on drugs crashed a wedding at the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum. Guests of the wedding tossed the man out but during a confrontation with two police officers who arrived on scene the mad man bit one of the officers and bit the POLICE DOG on the leg. The police dog, either confused or infected with the zombie virus bit one of the officers. The unnamed zombie and both police officers were treated at the hospital. No word yet on the condition of the dog or if the officer that was bitten has shown signs of the z virus.
GRANTS, N.M (link to map)
Apartment complex on Mount Taylor Road
23-year-old Damon Perry is being held on an open count of murder after beating his friend, Christopher Paguin, to death. Perry told police that the two were drinking heavily when he notice Paguin had “started to change into a zombie.” Perry also claims that Paguin attempted to bite him. It was then that Perry started to beat and stab Paguin with items in the apartment including an electric guitar and a microwave.
Grants police had originally responded to an apartment complex on Mount Taylor Road for a 911 call of a manning running around threatening people with a knife. When police arrived Perry had already been subdued and was being held down by two maintenance workers. Christopher Paguin was found in a nearby apartment unconscious with signs of trauma. Paguin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Perry is attempting to blame the murder on having binge watched episodes of the Walking Dead on Netflix.
Lisbon, Portugal (point of origin) – View map
Photo Copyright Árpád Gordos
Authorities report a passenger became unruly mid flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Dublin, Ireland. The 24 year old Brazilian man bit another passenger and had to be restrained. The attacker then went into convulsions and lapsed into unconsciousness. Despite efforts to revive him by a doctor and nurse on board the man died. The flight was diverted to Cork, Ireland where the bite victim was taken to the hospital.
“The noise he was making was like something that I’d never heard before and wouldn’t like to hear again,” a witness told the Cork radio station 96FM. “It was like a deep anguish, that is the best way I can describe it. It was very, very troubled.”
A 44 year old Portuguese woman who was traveling with the assailant was arrested after Cork police discovered about 5 pounds of suspected amphetamine powder in her suitcase.
16 year old Neysi Perez reportedly began foaming at the mouth and collapsed at her home. Believing Neysi to be possessed her parents brought in a priest to perform an exorcism. She was declared dead 3 hours later. Perez, who was 3 month pregnant was interred in her wedding dress.
The following day family members broke into her crypt after her husband claimed to have heard screaming from within the crypt. Perez was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was, unfortunately, again declared dead. The teen’s fingers were badly bruised and the viewing window of the coffin was busted out.
Doctors hypothesized that Perez may have collapsed from a panic attack, temporarily stopping her heart or possibly due to cataplexy and she later died due to lack of oxygen in the crypt.
According to various sources a 6 year old boy from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India was attacked by a dog in January 2013 and started to display symptoms of rabies within 3 days. The boy reportedly bit 5 members of his family before he died in June of 2013 including both parents, his grandmother, his aunt and an uncle. All family members were treated for rabies however the uncle is said to have developed symptoms of the disease.
Ujjain is an ancient city in Malwa region in central India, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River, today part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative centre of Ujjain District and Ujjain Division http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ujjain
10 days after being bitten by a dog, 47-year-old Gurdial Singh, began to display uncharacteristically aggressive behavior and was taken to Civil Hospital in Ludhiana, India. According to hospital staff, Gurdial was agitated and bit a 25 year old patient lying in the bed next to him.
The patient was referred to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala for further treatment as Civil Hospital does not have a dedicated rabies ward.
Arguably the case that started the whole “Bath Salts Zombie” craze, yet the medical examiner found no evidence of bath salts in Rudy Eugene’s bloodstream. Only marijuana was found, perhaps a bad case of the munchies?
The Bathsalts epidemic is bad enough the Navy made the Public Service Announcement below. While critics may claim that the video is a little over the top it looks pretty tame to us considering nobody gets eaten.
“We do not want to sensationalize this any more than it already is,” said Derek Williams, director of sales and marketing for Amendment II. “The fact of the matter is, in today’s world, this need exists and if we have the technology to protect people, why would we not allow them to purchase it?”
Williams also pointed out that the products have been available for months before the Sandy Hook tragedy. Williams says the company has received numerous threatening and “disturbing” calls, even from as far away as Italy.
While we at Stalking Zombies tend to think that having a kid suit up in body armor and be on constant alert for the next nutcase with a gun would be over the top and probably harmful to the child’s state of mind, throwing a sheet of soft body armor (that weighs less than a pound) in your child’s backpack seems like a reasonable way to give parents a little piece of mind. The kid doesn’t even need to know the armor is there. Of course schools have fire and emergency drills all the time, including drills involving unauthorized people on campus. So what’s wrong with teaching your kid to take cover behind whatever is available including their backpack? There is a difference between paranoid and prepared.