‘Half-Headed’ Florida Man Arrested For Arson And Attempted Murder

‘Half-Headed’ Man Arrested In Miami

On Monday a Florida man with a deformed skull, who is better known as the “half-headed” man from the internet, was arrested on arson and first-degree attempted murder charges.

According to City of Miami Police, at around 2:37 p.m. Carlos Rodriguez, 31, set his mattress on fire at him home on 62 Ave.

The arrest report said Rodriguez was in his backyard when police arrived, but there were two victims inside of a duplex, that is connected to the house, while the fire was burning. The building is owned by one of the victim’s mother, Anicia Rodriguez.

Police found with further investigation that the fire was deliberately set by Carlos Rodriguez, which posed a threat to the occupants.

On Tuesday Rodriguez appeared in court where a judge gave him $20,000 bond.

How Rodriguez Lost Half Of His Head

Rodriguez told the Daily Mail how he lost a large portion of his brain and skull in a car crash in 2012. He flew through his car’s windscreen and landed on his head resulting in a rare appearance.

'Half-Headed' Man
Photo: The Daily Mail.

For a long time people thought his appearance was fake until he came forward in a YouTube video explaining, ““I was barred out on drugs. I was driving, and I hit a pole and flew out the front window and landed on my head.”

He used his new appearance to warn others not to drink and take drugs.

“That is why it is not good drinking and driving, or drugs and driving. It is no good kids.” he warned.

Due to the impact of landing on his head doctors were forced to cut away large amounts of flesh and bone to help him survive. He has been able to maintain his life in Miami, Florida since the accident.

The Daily Mail reported that despite his warnings to others, Rodriguez continues to smoke a lot of drugs, which he openly admitted.

Half-Headed Man
Photo: The Daily Mail.
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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.