The site where Rudy Eugene, a 31-year-old Miami resident, was shot by police after he attacked and ate the face of an elderly pedestrian, will soon be a tourist attraction.
Tourist companies parlaying fascination with true crime and the macabre into profitable business is nothing new. The spots where Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Black Dahlia murderer committed their gruesome crimes are long established attractions in their respective cities.
The Miami “Mystery & Mayhem: Crime Tour” tour given by Miami-Dade College professor Paul George, as part of HistoryMiami tours, will stop on the MacArthur Causeway, the South Florida Business Journal reported.
“Horrible as it was, it is part of our history,” George told the Business Journal. “Currently, our tour takes us over the causeway right past the site, so this fits well.”
George, a history professor at Miami Dade College, runs history tours that also include Al Capone’s home and the cemetery where Julia Tuttle, a city founder whose name is on a causeway famed for sheltering homeless sex offenders, is buried, HistoryMiami says. The group did not say when the next crime tour will be.