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Texas Teen Arrested: I'm 500-Year-Old Vampire

A Texas teenager has watched too many of those "Twilight" movies. Or that show "True Blood." Or any of that other vampire nonsense, because he was arrested after biting a woman's neck, claiming he is a 500-year-old vampire who "needed to feed."

The Houston Chronicle reports that early Saturday morning, Lyle Monroe Bensley, who police say is a more reasonable 19, broke into a woman's apartment in Galveston, made growling and hissing noises, and bit her neck. Oh, he was only wearing boxer shorts.

The woman managed to get away with just minor injuries and call police. They found him in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

"He was begging us to restrain him because he didn't want to kill us," Galveston Officer Daniel Erickson told the newspaper. "He said he needed to feed." 

Asking for clarification, Erickson said Bensley told officers, "I'm a vampire and I've been alive for over 500 years."

Bensley is charged with burglary with intent to commit assault. He was placed on a mental health hold. It does not appear he was under the influence of drugs.


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