A 19-year-old Texas man has been arrested after breaking into a strangers house and biting her neck. Lyle Monroe Bensley claims that he is in actual fact a 500-year-old vampire who needed to drink the blood of the woman “to feed” himself.
Police are holding the teenager on a charge of burglary with intent to commit assault.
Wearing only boxer shorts, Bensley forced his way into the apartment of a woman he did not know and made growling and hissing noises while biting and hitting his victim in her bed, officers told the paper.
The woman managed to get away and call police, who found Bensley 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 Chronicle. “He said he needed to feed.”
Bensley also told police, “I’m a vampire and I’ve been alive for over 500 years,” according to Erickson.
Emergency medical personnel said the suspect did not appear to be under the influence of drugs. Authorities accordingly placed a mental health hold on Bensley and set his bond at $40,000, the paper reported.
The woman, meanwhile, suffered minor injuries, according to KTRK-TV.