In 2011 the police arrested a 19-year-old man from Texas who claimed he was a 500-year-old vampire from hell.
The man, named Lyle Monroe Bensley, attacked a woman in her apartment, but the victim managed to escape and call 911. When the police arrived, Bensley was in a parking lot, dressed in boxer shorts. The young man was growling and hissing, and even climbed two fence before the police officers managed to capture him. He was yelling that he didn’t want to be forced to feed on human beings.
One of the police officers commented he has seen many strange people but he has never seen someone claiming to be a vampire. The accident has caused some to question the influence of pop culture on people’s behavior.
The charges against Bensley the vampire are for burglary with the intention to commit assault. Happily, the victim wasn’t hurt and Bensley’s bail was fixed at $40,000.