April 4, 2009, 2:00 pm, Joseph Lancellotti was currently tending on his garden on a fine day, when suddenly a man who was shouting approached and attacked him with no reason at all. He tried to defend himself using a rake but the man already managed to bit a piece of flesh on his arm. The man rip the chunk of fresh using his bare teeth, he chewed the piece of flesh and swallow it.
Joseph Lancellotti was stunned on the manner of attack and he fell down. The man attacked him once again and choked him. The neighbor of Lancellotti, Chantal Lorio went out to see what is happening with Lancellotti since she heard a few commotions. At first, Chantal thought that Lancellotti was having a heart attack after seeing a few passersby come to his aid. But as she saw the pool of blood on his forearm, she was sure that something serious happened.
Lorio is working at a nearby hospital, and as soon as she saw the wound she quickly went inside and grabbed her medicine kit. She asked the strange man to step back, but it won’t let go of Lancellotti. Lancellotti said that the man attackeded him, bit his flesh and swallowed it while they were struggling.
Finally, without a word, the stranger let go of Lancellotti and quietly walked in the area where a police car was parked. He stood there quietly until the police took him into custody. No one knows what went inside his mind during that incident.
The man was identified Mario Vargas of New Orleans, 48 years of age. It was revealed that before the attack, Vargas was inside the nearby hospital being treated for a wound on his finger. The cause of the wound on his finger and why suddenly he had the urgency to eat human flesh remains unknown.