Walking Dead Fan Kills Friend Before He Could “Change Into a Zombie”: Report

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After binge-watching The Walking Dead, a man reportedly killed his friend in fear that he began to "change into a zombie" Gene Page/AMC

Absolutely terrifying. A Walking Dead fan killed his friend after binge-watching the AMC series, KOB 4 News reports.

According to the Grants Police Department in Albuquerque, N.M., Damon Perry, 23, began to beat his friend to death while they were both drunk on Thursday, Oct. 22. Police were called to the scene when onlookers saw Perry threatening people with a knife around his apartment complex.

The victim, Christopher Paquinn, was pronounced dead at age 23 on the scene. Perry allegedly hit him with a microwave and electric guitar, and kicked him repeatedly.

Perry was arrested and later claimed to police that Paquinn began to "change into a zombie" and tried to bite him. He's currently being held at the Cibola County Detention Center and being charged with an open count of murder.

"If you've ever watched the show, you'd know that the only way to kill a zombie is to attack it in its head," Sgt. Moses Marquez told KOB 4 News. "Well, when police arrived in this complex, there was a knife inside the victim's head."

He continued: "I do believe his story behind this is true. He genuinely felt that his friend was changing into a zombie due to his inebriated state. Our department is dealing with something that I have never seen or heard of in my entire 13 years here."

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