A homeless man was arrested after throwing pieces of concrete at a Florida hotel, claiming he was trying to get inside to escape zombies.
David Allen Jensen, 41, broke the glass at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel early Wednesday morning with doughnut-sized concrete slabs, according to the arrest report. Jensen, who has no permanent address, was also seen by security guards trying to open doors to a number of cars nearby. He was able to get into a yellow 1991 Mercedes which he allegedly tried to steal tobacco, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Jensen faces charges of burglary and throwing a deadly missile into a building. He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Jensen’s actions come a year after a homeless man in Miami suffered from a brutal “zombie” attack. On Memorial Day weekend 2012, Ronald Poppo was attacked by a naked, 31-year-old Rudy Eugene, who tore off his clothes, bit the skin off his face and gouged his eyes out, CBS Miami reports. Police intercepted the attack. An officer shot and killed Eugene when he refused to stop, NBC Miami reports.
On Tuesday, the doctors responsible for Poppo’s recovery spoke out.
“He's had a long year but he's managed to cope quite well with what has happened to him ," Dr. Wrood Kassira from Jackson Memorial Hospital said. "I'd say he's content with where he is right now."
Poppo remains blind and has decided to not undergo any more reconstructive procedures. “He's not interested. He can't see what he looks like and it’s not important to him what he looks like," Dr. Desai said in the news conference, according to CBS Miami.
Poppo’s treatment is fully funded by Medicaid and a $100,000 foundation from the local community.
"I thank the outpouring of people in the community," Poppo said in a video message. "I just want to give thanks to the folks who helped me out. People who live in my predicament need to be helped out."