Jerimiah Hartline of Tennessee says he was fleeing the undead when he stole a big rig truck while the driver was out at a truck scale in Rainbow, CA about 10 miles southwest of Temecula. According to Hartline he was swerving the truck side to side as he flew down the highway in an attempt to shake off the zombies clinging to the side of the truck. Hartline collided with several vehicles, injuring 8 people before overturning the truck and spilling it’s load of strawberries across Interstate 15 closing 4 lanes. This poor guy could get 5 years just for trying to get away from a horde of undead. It’s not known if he was under the influence of anything at the time of the wreck. Perhaps HE was the zombie.
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.
10/21/2012 1:30 AM PST
2500 block of Alameda Drive, Vallejo, CA
According to CBS San Francisco, Vallejo Police responded to the 2500 block of Alameda Drive due to calls reporting two naked men running down the street and breaking windows out of parked cars. When police arrived a naked man, later identified as Jason Jessie, ran back into the house he shared with his partner Jeremiah Moore. Moore emerged from the house which was purportedly filling with smoke and allegedly threatened officers with a rifle. Moore was shot and later died at an area hospital. Preliminary investigations lead police to suspect that a powerful hallucinogenic possibly bathsalts, were involved, although no specific drug has been positively identified yet.
Jason Jessie, according to a neighbor practices Wicca and may have stopped taking his schizophrenia medication. Police followed a blood trail through the couple’s home to find three pet birds beheaded in the back yard. It’s worth noting however that modern Wicca is not generally associated with animal sacrifice.
29 Year old Jargget Washington was arrested by police after allegedly stripping naked and attacked passing cars with his bare hands and shouting unintelligibly at the intersection of Communipaw Ave and West Side Ave, Jersey City, NY. He is reported to have attempted pull a driver from a car but the driver was able to fight him off until police arrived.
Washington was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where it was determined that he was not a threat to himself or others even though he spat at officers and gnawed on his own handcuffed wrists, eating his hospital bracelet.
Still in a hospital gown authorities were transporting him to Hudson County Jail when he defecated in the back seat of the cruiser. Later while in a holding cell Washington bit off and swallowed his own finger prompting another trip to the hospital. It is believed that Washington, who has previously been incarcerated for drug charges, may ave been under the influence of PCP. He currently faces charges of carjacking, throwing bodily fluids at law enforcement officers and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.
A 36 year old homeless woman, Natasha Hubbard, snatched a 4 month old baby out of a stroller and began swinging the child overhead. She then slammed him into the side of a nearby truck and tried to break the infant’s arm off. The baby’s mother, Adriana Miranda, and aunt were able to wrestle the child away, though Hubbard continued to scratch and fight. Hubbard was later arrested thanks to witnesses. She told investigators that she was trying to pull the baby’s arm off so she could eat it. Hubbard was already on probation for narcotics and battery.
High on a synthetic drug called Spice, Michael Daniel began assaulting people at his home, growling and barking. He then descended upon the family dog beating and strangling it before. Daniel then began to eat the dog while it was still alive.
26 year old Charles Baker was reportedly “high on something” when he knocked at the door of the home where his children were. He allegedly barged through the door became violent, swearing, throwing furniture and stripped off his clothes. When his father-in-law, Jeffrey Blake attempted to calm Baker down he received a bit on the arm for his trouble. Blake held Baker down until police arrived. Baker refused to comply with police and had to be tasered multiple times. It’s unknown what substance Baker was on when the attack occurred.
According to her attorney, the woman who stripped naked outside of a highschool in Philadelphia was the victim of a drug interaction that caused her to think the world was coming to an end, Like any good parent she determined to get all her kids together to meet the coming apocalypse. The problem was exacerbated when she was denied access to her child in attendance at Upper Darby High School because she was not the custodial parent. So Sarah Butler did the only thing that made sense, she, her two adult daughters and teenage son stripped naked and began chanting. Butler’s attorney said that she thought she was going to meet God and needed to be naked.
Not exactly a zombie attack but strange just the same. That and the combination of nudity, apocalyptic hallucinations and drugs seems to fit our theme nicely.
Yet another Miami Zombie! Brandon De Leon, 21, walked into a Miami Boston Market and got into a verbal altercation with another man. While this may seem tame compared to the Causeway Cannibal it’s what happened after De Leon was taken into custody that earns this story a place on Stalking Zombies. While in the police car De Leon growled like an animal, beat his head against the Plexiglas shield and yelled “I’m going to eat you!” Later at the station De Leon attempted to bite an officer taking his blood pressure. Police stated that he “growled and opened and closed his jaw slamming his teeth like an animal would.”
De Leon continued to hit his head against the wall of his cell and growl and bark like an animal prompting officers to place him in restraints and a bite mask. Police later discovered that De Leon was under the influence of Cloud 9, Xanax, marijuana, and had a blood alcohol level of 290.
Unlike other recent Zombie Attacks this one has a relatively happy ending in that no one was seriously injured. De Leon claims that he has no recollection of the incident and is being charged with Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.