Probably Not A Vampire of the Day: Police in Galveston arrested a man last Saturday who claimed he assaulted a woman because he was a 500-year-old vampire and “needed to feed.”
19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley broke into the victim’s apartment and attacked her in her bed, repeatedly biting and hitting her while making “growling and hissing noises.” After Bensley dragged the woman out of the apartment she managed to break free and escaped with the help of a neighbor.
Police arrived to find Bensley in a nearby parking lot. “He was begging us to restrain him because he didn’t want to kill us,” said officer Daniel Erickson. According to a medical evaluation, Bensley was not under the influence of drugs.
He remains at the Galveston County jail under a mental health hold.