Cops: Fla. man arrested for gruesome Conn. slaying

January 25, 2012 - 3:45 PM
Brain Eating Fugitive

In this arrest mug released by the Lynn Haven, Fla. Police Dept. shows Tyree Lincoln Smith on Monday, Jan. 23. 2012. Smith was arrested after arriving from Bridgeport, CT. where he allegedly killed and ate a homeless man in that city. Smith told family members that he killed Angel "Tun Tun" Gonzalez with a hatchet and ate pieces of Gonzalez' s brain and eye. (AP Photo/Lynn Haven Police Dept., HO)

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) โ€” A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly hacking to death a Connecticut man and eating the victim's eye and part of his brain.

Police in Lynn Haven, Fla., said Wednesday that 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith was arrested Tuesday night on a Connecticut warrant for murder.

According to police in Bridgeport, Conn., Smith was covered in blood when he told a relative on Dec. 16 that he had killed a homeless man with a hatchet and eaten pieces of his brain and his eye.

The relative contacted authorities after the victim's body was discovered Friday. Police say Smith left Connecticut that day on a Florida-bound bus.

Lynn Haven police say federal, state and local law enforcement officers took Smith into custody at an apartment without incident.