Austin Harrouff (left) Michelle and John Stevens(right)
Austin Harrouff, a Florida man and student, is said to have killed two people before trying to eat their faces. The sheriff in Marin County believes that 19-year-old Austin Harrouff had taken the drug Flakka before killing John Joseph Stevens III, 59, and Michelle Mishcon, 53, on the night of August 15, in their house in Tequesta, Florida
Victims, Michelle Mishcon Stevens, 53, and her husband, John Stevens, 59. Facebook
It took three deputies and a police dog to pull 19-year-old Florida State University student Austin Harrouff off the dead husband in the driveway of the couple’s Tequesta home Monday night, said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.
Harrouff was making grunting, growling “animal-like noises” at the scene and later gave investigators a false name, Snyder said.
He viciously stabbed a married couple, plus a neighbor who tried to intervene, deputies said. They found him crouched over the bleeding body of the man, biting chunks of his face off.
Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told reporters his deputies found the suspect late Monday in the driveway of a Tequesta home. Officers shot their stun guns at the 19-year-old multiple times to no avail. Even a police dog couldn’t get the man to release his victim.
Finally, three to four cops were able to wrench the suspect off the dead man. The man was “making animal noises,” and “grunting and growling” as officers yanked him away.
Facebook pictures showing the victims, Mr and Mrs Stevens
“There was an enormous amount of violence in that garage,” Snyder said.
According to neighbors, the couple often liked to sit inside their garage with the door open. That’s how they were spending their Monday evening, Snyder said, until 19-year-old Austin Harrouff showed up. He didn’t know the couple, Snyder said. He called it a “completely unprovoked and random attack.”
The neighbor who called 911 rushed to help the husband, Snyder said, but he was stabbed as well. He underwent surgery early Tuesday morning.
Snyder said Harrouff, an FSU sophomore studying pre-exercise science, was eating dinner at Duffy’s, a sports pub down the block, with his parents when he got mad from possibly about slow service and stormed out. Snyder said he was in his hometown with some of his fraternity brothers, members of Alpha Delta Phi, according to his Facebook page.
Harouff, who originally gave police a fake name, is sedated in a hospital in Palm Beach County.