500 year old Vampire Attacks Texas Woman

Vampire weekend

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Or that’s what he claims.  When police found 19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley in a parkinglot in only his boxer shorts, he informed them he was a 500 year old vampire who needed to “feed”. That’s why he broke into a woman’s apartment and attacked her in bed while making hissing and growling noises.

The woman, luckily, escaped unharmed, and Bensley is now being held on a  $40,000 bond in Galveston County on a charge of home burglary with intent to commit a felony.

So how is a vampire doing in jail? And what do the literary vampires of the world think? To the best of my knowledge they’ve all disavowed him.

Even the glittery ones.

You can check out the rest of the article here – though mainly it just goes on and on about vampire fiction influencing youths.


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  1. I saw that story earlier today and couldn’t believe what I was reading. Wonder if his cellmates are protecting their necks if he thinks he’s for real.

  2. LOL!! I love it!!! Nuts of the world unite!1

  3. Too funny. I bet the cops really believed that story.

  4. Pulleeesse !

    the devil and mistress saw this article while they were eating their bagels at breakfast

    she “Did you see this article about the 500 year old vampire in Texas?”

    He “Yeah, just another nutter. Every now and then someone claims to be the Devil too. No 500 year old immortal would act like that. They guy didn’t even do his homework. His cell mates will no doubt try to stake him just for giggles.”

  5. Oh god, there are so many nutters out there, it is scary..

  6. LOL. It’s the heat wave! We’re all feeling like vampires right now here in Texas, shriveling up in the sun and heat, and only able to go out at night. 😉

  7. I have to admit the fact that this “vampire” is disavowed from all vampires, even the sparkly ones has me laughing. 😛

    However, on a serious note, what if this guy really thinks he’s a vampire? Maybe he has a mental illness.

  8. Reena Jacobs

     /  August 23, 2011

    I remember when Lestat came out. The only thing that saved him was Akasha on his side. I get the feeling Mekare is too prudent to come to that guy’s rescue.

  9. Drugs and vampires, NOT a great combination!!! YIKES! Yet ANOTHER reason why I get sheepish when I tell people I like to write about and read about vampires. How scary is this? He could hang with my friend’s buddy, the one with the tattoo with his human birthdate, and the date he was “created” on. 😉

    • Wow. “created on” huh? Yeah, sounds a little, um… out there..

      I know what you mean, though! I spent forever looking for some “normal” vampire writers. I kept running into all these guys who either thought or pretended they were “real” vampires and it was like, “Um, yeah, I gotta go…”


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