A Man Says He Killed His 'Zombie' Friend After Binge-Watching The Walking Dead

Don't binge drink and binge-watch, please.
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Don't binge drink and binge-watch, please.
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After watching multiple episodes of post-apocalyptic zombie romp The Walking Dead last week, a New Mexico man beat a friend to death after becoming intoxicated and concerned the latter was becoming a zombie, NBC News reports.

According to police, 23-year-old Damon Perry consumed "multiple" 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor while watching multiple episodes of the AMC show on Netflix. Grants Police spokesman Moses Marquez says Perry attacked 23-year-old victim Christopher Paquin after Paquin attempted "to bite him." 

Perry reacted by "brutally beating" Paquin with, among other things, an electric guitar, kitchen knives, and a microwave. 

“It was one of the absolute worst [crime scenes] I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been with the department for 15 years,” Marquez toldThe Daily Beast.



Damon Perry (Image courtesy Grants Police)

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Two maintenance eventually subdued Perry and called the police after he began chasing other tenants of the low-income housing complex with scissors, at one point forcing a woman to lock herself in her apartment after Perry followed her brandishing a knife.

This isn't the first zombie apocalypse scare in recent weeks: An Aer Lingus flight to Dublin made an emergency landing after a passenger "ran amok" and biting a passenger before dying while restrained, although the cause of his meltdown was revealed to be the narcotics hidden in his stomach. And how could forget 2012's face-eating "Miami zombie" attack.

Don't expect "Netflix and kill" to become an epidemic anytime soon — even Perry knows that booze is the rea; culprit here. “He seems remorseful,” Marquez toldThe Daily Beast. “He’s had the time to sober up and realize what has happened, and he has expressed remorse.”

Photos by Photo: Gene Page / AMC