Face-Eating Victim ‘Awake And Alert’

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Ronald Poppo recoveryMIAMI — A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack along a busy Miami street is now “awake and alert,” according to doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital‘s Ryder Trauma Center.

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A photograph shown to reporters Tuesday portrayed Ronald Poppo (pictured) walking down a hospital hallway, supported by hospital staff on either side of him.

Watch video of Poppo’s incident here:

Doctors were planning to talk more about his condition at a Tuesday news conference.

The photo showed the upper two-thirds of Poppo’s face covered in scabs. He’s missing his nose and both eye sockets were covered, one with gauze and one with what appeared to be a skin graft. His gray beard was trimmed, leaving a mustache over his upper lip.

Poppo has been at Jackson Memorial Hospital since he was attacked May 26 by Rudy Eugene. Emergency callers reported seeing a naked man swinging naked from a light pole on Miami’s MacArthur Causeway a few minutes before the attack.

Surveillance video from a nearby building shows Eugene stripping Poppo and pummeling him before appearing to lie on top of him.

A police officer shot and killed Eugene. Autopsy results are still pending.

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