An American ammunition manufacturer has released a special line of ‘zombie bullets’ after three high-profile flesh-eating attacks over the last week.
Rudy Eugene, 31, was shot dead in Miami last week after being found chewing the face of a 65-year-old drifter Ronald Poppo, whom Eugene had stripped and viciously attacked. Just days after Carl Jacquneaux was arrested for allegedly biting a chunk of another man’s face in Louisiana. The victim reportedly managed to save himself by spraying wasp poison in Jacquneaux’s face.
Both incidents came as reports surfaced that 21-year-old Maryland student Alex Kinyua killed graduate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie with a knife, before eating his organs. It has since emerged that attacks carried out by Jacquneaux and Eugene may have occurred under the influence of a legal high bath salt called ‘Cloud 9’, a stimulant also known as MTV and Magic.
The zombie-branded bullets are now Hornaday Manufacturing’s most popular product, spokesman Everett Deger revealed.
“This is probably one of the only (product) launches that we’ve seen when people who are not in the hunting and shooting industry will go out and they will purchase this,” he told WWJ Newsradio 950.
“I mean, I’ve heard of guys who buy it just because they think the packaging is cool and they set it on their cube and they don’t even own a gun. It has that sort of cross-market appeal, which I think is rare to find these days, where you can actually sell something that will transcend not just one market but go into several.”
Mr Deger said that firm president Steve Hornady conceived the ideas because of his love for zombie movies and shows.