TX Man on Synthetic Pot Eats Family Dog While Animal is Alive
K-2 is not good for K-9s, it turns out. In Texas, a 22-year-old man smoked synthetic marijuana popularly known as K-2 and then went on another bizarre "zombie attack".
Michael Daniel allegedly became enraged after smoking the synthetic pot and attacked family members before deciding to eat the family dog, killing it, reports the New York Daily News. Daniel was smoking the substance at home when he suddenly started attacking his family members and neighbors.
He reportedly started running around on all fours and barking and growling like an animal.
During the attack, Daniel's neighbors apparently escaped unharmed during the "zombie attack," but the family dog was not so lucky. According to witnesses, Daniel grabbed the dog (the breed wasn't reported), beat it, choked it, and then bit off chunks of its flesh. The dog died.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Daniel with blood smeared on his face and clothes, probably from eating the dog. He was taken to a hospital. He now faces felony animal cruelty charges for killing the dog. He is not facing any charges for smoking the K-2.
While the dangers of synthetic marijuana have been widely reported, the drug is currently legal and is often sold as herbal incense or potpourri, reports the Daily News. The drug has been linked to intense highs accompanied by paranoia, anxiety, and agitation. Several deaths have also been associated with the drug.
Michael Daniel zombie attacks man's best friend by eating the family dog. Daniel faces animal cruelty charges, but does not face any penalties for taking the synthetic drug.
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