Just weeks after the face-eating frat-boy incident, another Florida teen has gone on a bizarre rampage, “cannon-balling through the front window” of a 55-year-old woman’s home in Stuart, Martin County, and attacking her. The terrified woman screamed for her son, who rushed to subdue the savage teen while she hit him over the head with a baseball bat.
As her son held him down, she called 911:
Victim: I need police! Someone just broke into my house! He broke through my window! I’m bleeding! Get off of him!
Dispatcher: Ma’am, I need you to talk to me.
Victim: I just hit him with a baseball bat! I just hit him two more times! He won’t leave us alone! He’s just going crazy. He’s attacking! I have no idea who he is!
The fresh-faced young man, who looks a bit like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is Nico Gallo. Police say he showed ‘extreme strength and a high tolerance to pain’, just as frat boy Austin Harrouff did when he killed a couple and ate parts of his victim’s face and stomach in the same county two weeks ago.
Police suspect that the freakishly potent new street drug Flakka may be involved in both cases.
From Daily Mail:
The similarities in both ‘unprovoked’ attacks has led police to believe both men were high on the same ‘designer drug’.
A witness told of how he and Gallo had taken LSD and a bath salt-type drug known as methyl one (aka Flakka), New York Daily News reported.
Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said deputies handcuffed the man and bound his feet because he was kicking them.
He said the attack showed all the hallmarks of Flakka as it did not appear in the database of the narcotics analyzer used by investigators.
Snyder added: ‘They’re extremely unpredictable. Five people take it and one person goes crazy and goes on a rampage.
Police recovered the drug he appeared to have taken but are still testing it (pictured). During the attack, the assailant said he was on flakka, known as the zombie drug
Police took Gallo to the hospital in an ambulance because ‘he was too violent to be placed in a rescue helicopter,’ Local 10 reported.
The mother was released from hospital after being treated for cuts from the broken glass while her son was uninjured.
‘We don’t know what we are working with,’ said Snyder, who added that deputies had obtained a sample of the drug he was taking from one of his friends.
“It’s like Russian Roulette, it’s so dangerous. This suspect had no criminal history, and now he faces life felonies,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder on the unpredictable side-effects of Flakka.
Again: This sounds like the beginning of a zombie movie. Or possibly the end of the world. Just sayin’.
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