Tags: Lyle Monroe Bensley
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Another vampire story. I was beginning to think that all of the vampires have gone underground. Enter Lyle Monroe Bensley. A self proclaimed 500 year old vampire from Texas. At least he had the decency to warn police that he needed to feed and that he needed to be restrained. Isn't the sun usually up by 7 a.m.?
Texas – A 19-year-old Texas man broke into a woman's apartment and attacked her while screaming about being a vampire, police said.
Lyle Monroe Bensley, of Galveston, Tex., slipped into the woman's bedroom early Saturday and made growling and hissing noises while biting her neck and hitting her, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The tattooed freak, clad only in a pair of boxer shorts, then dragged the woman out of the apartment before she broke free and jumped into the car of a passing neighbor, police told the paper.
Cops who responded to the scene at around 7 a.m. found the gothic goon screaming and growling in the building's parking lot and arrested him, the Chronicle reported.
"He was begging us to restrain him because he didn't want to kill us," Galveston Officer Daniel Erickson said. "He said he needed to feed."
Erickson said Bensley was babbling about his bloodsucking bona fides on the way to the lockup.
"I'm a vampire, and I've been alive for over 500 years," Bensley shouted, according to Erickson.