'He just ripped me to ribbons'

The homeless alcoholic in Miami, US, whose face was chewed off by a crazed attacker, was calm as he described to the police the gory assault.

In a recorded interview on July 19 obtained by TV network CBS4, Mr Ronald Poppo, 65, is heard telling investigators: "He just ripped me to ribbons. He chewed up my face. He plucked out my eyes."

Mr Poppo was attacked on May 26 by Rudy Eugene, 31, for reasons that are still unclear.

A witness said Eugene ripped at Mr Poppo's face with his mouth and growled at a police officer, who later shot and killed him.

Gruesome photos of Mr Poppo's face have been circulating on the Internet.

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