Unless you want to consider that real vampires are running amok out there … and in Texas, of all places.
Police arrested a man who they say broke into a woman’s apartment and bit her on the neck, claiming to be a vampire.
Investigators said Lyle Bensley used his foot to break the door down and get …
… inside the woman’s apartment, Houston TV station KPRC reported.
“He got inside and was hissing at her and growling at her and did attempt to bite her on the back of the neck,” Galveston police Capt. Jeff Heyes said.
Bensley then started dragging the woman down the hallway, but she managed to get away.
All right, I know this is horrible, but I laughed when I read this. Like, laughed so hard I cried.
Obviously, I feel horrible for the victim here. She was attacked and manhandled (vampirehandled?) and without a doubt scared to death. You never really forget an act of violence perpetrated against you, and she has my deepest sympathies.
Doesn’t it kind of sound like a scene from a bad movie, though?
A guy breaking into an apartment, hissing randomly, going for the jugular, not casting reflections in mirrors, keeping the attack as far from the kitchen as possible because of the garlic factor …
But seriously, I can’t help but wonder whether Lyle Bensley’s evident psychotic episode was fueled to some degree by the resurgence of vampires in American culture. I mean, Edward Cullen and Bill Compton have essentially made bloodsucking cool.
Lyle Bensley was arrested in his underwear shortly after authorities were summoned. He was not surprisingly charged with burglary … and I’m willing to be he underwent some degree of psychiatric evaluation.
Or maybe he just thought he’d pick up a Bella or a Sookie along the way, I don’t know.
What I do know is that this is one creepy story.