Hawley, PA – A 20-year-old man was found bleeding profusely and naked after allegedly chewing on a woman’s head in Wayne County. Police officers encountered the bizarre scene, which some are describing as a zombie-like attack early Friday morning. The two women who escaped without serious injuries, told investigators that the man identified as Richard Cimino Jr. was allegedly “screaming like an animal.”
Pennsylvania police officers used a stun gun on the naked man they said acted in a confrontational and delusional manner, according to the Daily Mail. The man accused of the zombie attack is believed to have parked his car along the street before stripping down to just his underwear and running about the neighborhood.
He allegedly attempted to break into a home, but the resident woke up and chased him away. Cimino is then believed to have gotten into a vacant home, pitched his underwear, and jumped out the second floor window. The heavy bleeding likely stemmed from injuries sustained in the window escapade, according to police reports.
The women startled by the sight of a bloody naked man became even more frightened when one of them was knocked to the ground. The ladies maintain that Cimino gnawed on the head of one woman while screaming wildly. The suspect lunged at the officers and punched a paramedic in the face, The Morning Call reports. He was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton for treatment.
The litany of charges against the so-called zombie attacker included indecent exposure, simple assault, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, defiant trespass, and burglary. Investigators have not confirmed if the head gnawing suspect was under the influence of bath salts or any other type of drug.