New Jersey Father is Victim of Drug-Induced Cannibal
The combination of drug and alcohol abuse hit tragic new heights last week when Ronald Poppo was found assaulted and mutilated by another man high on drugs. Ronald Poppo is the father of Janice Poppo DiBello, a New Jersey native, who was shocked to hear about her long-lost father’s fate. Ronald Poppo lost 80% of his face to the attacker, Rudy Eugene, who was high on “bath salts” and began gnawing on Poppo’s face.
Ronald Poppo ended up homeless in Miami, but his life started out on a more promising note. He was a member of the Latin Club in high school, and he worked for the guidance office. High school records show he got an IQ score of 129, or “very superior.” He received a scholarship and went to City College for two years before dropping out, not long before his daughter Janice was born. After a bitter divorce with Janice’s mother, Poppo soon turned to alcohol and his life spiraled out of control. Within a few years he was homeless. He eventually found his way to Miami, where he was found sleeping beneath an overpass by the crazed Eugene.
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