Doctors give update, release photos of Poppo, homeless man attacked by Miami 'Causeway Cannibal'
June 12th, 2012
MIAMI — More than two weeks after a homeless man had much of his face chewed off by a so-called cannibal on a Miami highway, doctors have released photos and updated his condition, CBS Miami reported.
Doctors from the Jackson Memorial Hospital say that Richard Poppo is awake, alert and in good spirits. He has a positive outlook, is very interested in the Miami Heat NBA Finals series and looks forward to being able to go swimming again, CBS said.
Dr. Nicolas Namais told CBS that Poppo was doing well.
Poppo's upbeat demeanor is in stark contrast to his current physical appearance. Photos of his face, which are extremely graphic, show a multitude of bloody scabs. His nose and left eye are missing, but his right eye, which is covered by gauze is still intact. Doctors do not know if he will have vision in it, CBS wrote.
Doctors say that approximately 50 percent of his face was chewed off, CBS wrote.
Image of Richard Poppo's face — WARNING very graphic.