Weeks after the government warned the public to prepare for a "zombie apocalypse," Richard Cimino Jr., of Doylestown, Pa., allegedly gnawed on a woman's head while naked and bloody, according to multiple reports.
Cimino, 20, stripped off his clothes and broke into a vancant home before allegedly jumping out of the second-story window around 5 a.m. Friday, the Huffington Post reported. There was no immediate indication that the two knew each other.
State Trooper David Aulisio told the Doylestown Patch that Cimino "severely injured his arms and extremities" from the fall but kept going. As he headed back toward the street, he came across two women, tackled one, and proceeded to "gnaw at [her] head, screaming like an animal," Aulisio said.
The victim escaped and contacted the police. Cimino resisted the two responding officers, lunging at them as they approached and displayed "delusional behavior," reports said.
He was later charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault, indecent exposure and criminal mischief, plus three counts of burglary and one count each of criminal trespass and defiant trespassing, according to MSNBC .
It is unclear if Cimino was under the influence of drugs.
The attack follows other purported "zombie apocalypse" hysteria attacks this summer. In May, Rudy Eugene, 31, was accused of chewing off the face of a homeless Miami man after allegedly being high on bath salts, a designer drug. Michael Daniel, of Waco, Texas, was arrested in June for allegedly eating his family's nearly 40-pound pooch, according to reports.
As part of a public health campaign, the U.S. government has warned citizens to prepare for a "zombie apocalypse." The campaign aims to encourage citizens to better prepare for disasters and emergencies. The idea is that if people are prepared for a "zombie attack," the same preparations will help them during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack, the Associated Press reported.