A drug-fuelled rampage led a US man to attack several people before he brutally killed and ate a dog, a report has said.
According to MailOnline, police arrived at a home in Waco, Texas, on June 14 after a man called 911 to report a man living in his house that was “going crazy”.
Police reportedly said that Michael Terron Daniel told his housemates that he was “on a bad trip” after taking the synthetic drug K-2 and began attacking them.
Outside the home, Daniel allegedly assaulted another man who lived at the home.
Sergeant W Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department told MailOnline that when a neighbour tried to intervene, Daniel got down on his hands and knees and “began barking and growling like a dog”.
He then chased the neighbour, who ran into his house.
Daniel then allegedly turned his drug-fuelled rage to a Spaniel mix, who belonged to one of his housemates, beating and choking the animal.
According to the report, Swanton said that Daniel then “took a bite out of the dog, ripping pieces of flesh away and eating them”.
Police arrived to find Daniel sitting on the front porch with the dog's carcass on his lap.
Swanton said: “There was blood and fur around his mouth, blood and fur on his clothing.”
He told MailOnline that Daniel was in some kind of a catatonic state and did not respond to the officers at first, but when he snapped out of it, he asked the officers to Tase him or fight him to snap him out of the “bad trip”.
Swanton said the officers declined, and an ambulance took him to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and later released.
Daniel was later arrested at the Waco store where he worked and was charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal, a felony.
His housemates declined to press assault charges against him.
He is being held on $5 000 bond, the report said.
According to the US Drug Enforcement Agency, K-2, also known as “spice”, is a mixture of herbs and spices that is usually sprayed with a compound similar to THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana.
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