Authorities in Florida are looking into the possibility that a 19-year-old murder suspect took Flakka before trying to eat the face off of a man. Marin County Sheriff Steve Snyder said that 19-year-old Austin Harrouff was arrested on the night of August 15. He's accused of the murder of the killings of John Joseph Stevens III, 59, and Michelle Mishcon, 53. When sheriff's deputies arrived at their home, authorities say that Harrouff was eating Stevens' face in the home's driveway. While Mishcon was found dead in the garage.
Sheriff's deputies told CBS12 that there is no known connection between Harrouff and the murder victims. The attack happened in the town of Tequesta, along Kokomo Lane, around 20 miles north of West Palm Beach. Prior to the incident, Harrouff had been at a nearby restaurant, Duffy's Bar and Grill, before he "became agitated," reports Local 10.
Deputies also said that Harrouff attacked a neighbor who tried to intervene on the attack, according to the CBS12 report. That man is recovering in a local hospital with multiple stab wounds. His father told WPBF that his son is "recovering."
When authorities arrived on the scene, they attempted to use a taser on him but it didn't take.
There has been no confirmation about the manner in which Mishcon and Stevens III were killed. Sheriff William Snyder described Harrouff as using "weapons of opportunity."
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