Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Galveston, TX (SafeCITY) - Lyle Bensley, a 19-year-old self-proclaimed "vampire" was jailed after he allegedly broke into a woman's apartment, hissed at her and then bit her on the neck.

According to Galveston Police, Bensley forced his way into a woman's apartment and made his way into her bedroom.

Bensley, who was wearing only boxer shorts during the incident, hissed at the woman and struck her several times while attempting to bite her on the neck.

When Bensley tried to drag the woman out of her apartment, she broke free and ran to a neighbor's home to call 911.

Police were dispatched to the scene at around 6:50 a.m. Upon arrival, the officers found Bensley out in the apartment complex parking lot shrieking and making growling sounds.

"I'm a vampire, and I've been alive for over 500 years," Bensley reportedly told the officers. "I have a need to feed."

Bensley then begged the officers to arrest him because he "didn't want to kill them," according to the arrest report. Officers took him into custody after a short foot chase.

Bensley was booked into jail on a charge of burglary with intent to commit assault. His bail has been set at $40,000.

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