Delice was admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police report the suspect continued his attack and bite behavior on police and hospital workers. It is not known at this time if the suspect was under the influence of drugs. He refused to cooperate with police.
Neighbors in the community did not know Delice. The attack is unsettling for some. This man was not deterred by a high fence or full grown Rottweiler. Lucas Montague, a neighbor, believes the suspect must have been high on acid or some drug laced marijuana. "No normal human being would have done what he did," said Montague. This story conjures images of another naked man in a crazed attack in Miami last May. Rudy Eugene was found naked attacking a homeless man and biting his face off.
Miami Police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno states at this time in the investigation the homeowner acted in self-defense and the shooting appeared justified. Delice is not a stranger to the Miami-Dade Court system. Although he was never convicted, Delice had been previously charged with marijuana possession and armed robbery and assault. This time no get out of jail free card will be given. The suspect is facing charges including assault, resisting arrest with violence, lewd and lascivious behavior and animal cruelty.
Although this story involves an attack most likely bought on by a drug-induced psychosis, it also is a gun ownership story. Gun owners often state their reason for buying a gun is to protect their home. In this case, the use of a gun did not stop the naked invader but it provided an equalizer allowing the homeowner to subdue him. Do you own a gun for protection in your home? If in the same situation as this homeowner, how likely are you to shoot?