North Miami Beach Man on Synthetic Drug Growls at Police and Tries to Bite Officer's Hand
Another week, another local man on synthetic drugs showing bizarre behavior with a penchant for biting others. Brandon DeLeon, a North Miami Beach man, is under arrest for walking into a Boston Market and trying to get into a fight with two police officers who were dining at the restaurant. Once in custody, he growled at officers and tried to bite one's hand. Officers believe he was under the influence of "Cloud 9," a synthetic drug.
According to WSVN, two North Miami Beach officers were in the Boston Market on Saturday night when DeLeon, a homeless man, walked in. DeLeon began shouting obscenities at the officers and threatened to fight them, so obviously he found himself quickly in handcuffs.
Things got stranger when they took him to jail however.
"While at the holding cell, DeLeon banged his head repeatedly inside the holding cell," reads an officer's safety bulletin. "DeLeon growled at officers in the booking area like a rabid dog. DeLeon attempted to bite Officer Ruiz's hand off."
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The bulletin of course makes reference to Rudy Eugene's face chewing exploits.
"It was later discovered DeLeon had taken a synthetic drug named Cloud 9. This bears resemblance to the incident that occurred in the City of Miami last week when a male ate another man's face. Please be careful when dealing with our homeless population during your patrols."
Although it doesn't bear that much of a resemblance.
There's no confirmation yet, but only speculation that Eugene was high on bath salts, a type of synthetic cocaine. Online, there are both bath salts and brands of synthetic marijuana called "Cloud 9;" it's not clear which variety DeLeon had taken. Eugene was also not homeless.
WSVN also says that DeLeon had the "caffeinated, alcoholic beverage Four Loko in his system." Though, Four Loko is no longer sold with caffeine, so that's also not quite true.
At a bond hearing DeLeon said he couldn't recall anything that had actually happened. He remains in jail on $5,500 bond.
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