Crazed Naked Florida Man Bites Man in Face, Injures Police Officer Before Being Shot by Deputies

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Police shot and killed a naked man described as having superhuman strength who was biting another man's face.

The as-of-yet-unidentified man apparently attacked and bit into an 18-year-old man's face before turning on and severely injuring a retired police officer.

Palm Beach County deputies tried to subdue the crazed naked man by tasering him several times, but to no avail. The deputies then shot and killed the man.

The madness unfolded sometime around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the man took off all his clothes and walked down South Military Trail. He eventually came across a 66-year-old retired New York Police officer.

The naked man then assaulted the retired cop for unknown reasons, leaving him seriously injured.

After that, the naked man kept walking on Military to the entrance to the Colony and began chasing another man and his 10-year-old son. He then began a fight with an 18-year-old man. The teen attempted to defend himself with a box cutter, but the giant naked man -- described as six-foot, 250 pounds -- subdued the 18-year-old and bit him in the face, police say.

Both victims were taken to Delray Medical Center.

Cops arrived to try to calm the crazed man and tried to take him down with a Taser.

From the Palm Beach Post:

"He's obviously delirious on something," [Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric] Bradshaw said. "He is a huge guy. He takes a fighting stance. They're trying to get him on the ground. He starts charging them. The Taser did not affect him."

Officers then had no choice but to draw their weapons. A sheriff's sergeant fired three shots into the man's torso and two into the lower part of his body. The man was rushed to Delray Medical, where he died.

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