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Texas 'Vampire' Bites Woman: 'I Needed to Feed,' Teen Said

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on August 17, 2011 6:45 AM

A grunting Texas "vampire" assaulted a woman in her home in Galveston over the weekend, telling police he "needed to feed" on her blood. Lyle Monroe Bensley, the "vampire" in question, was later arrested on charges of burglary and assault.

Bensley made his way the woman's house early on Saturday. There, he made growling noises while he hit the woman on the head and tried to bite her neck.

At some point, Bensley managed to drag the woman out of the apartment. That's when she broke free. The woman managed to run into a parking lot where she ducked into a neighbor's car. Before they were able to drive away, Bensley caught up with them and banged on the car's exterior, the Houston Chronicle reports.

When he was arrested, Bensley told officers that he was a vampire and that he was over 500 years old. He also told officers that he needed to be restrained so that he wouldn't kill them since he "needed to feed," reports the Houston Chronicle.

It probably comes as no surprise that Bensley is now under a mental health hold, the Houston Chronicle reports.

So why is Bensley being held on burglary charges? Well, it's because burglary is usually the crime of entering into another's home or dwelling with the intent to commit another crime inside.

In this case, Bensley broke into the unidentified woman's home with the intention to, well, suck her blood.

Sucking blood may be something that is relatively uncommon, but criminally-speaking it is pretty much the same as an assault. And, for Texas "vampire" Lyle Monroe Bensley, his blood-sucking antics may very well land him a jail sentence.

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