Wannabe Vampire Arrested For Bloodsucking Assault

Tru BloodWhy didn’t anyone tell the guy that you can buy Tru Blood from the HBO Store? Reuters reports:

The arrest of a Texas man who broke into a woman’s house, threw her against a wall and tried to suck her blood over the weekend has sparked discussion over the impact of vampire books and movies on U.S. youth culture.

Whether pop culture played a role in the attack remains to be seen, as 19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley awaits a psychiatric evaluation in jail on burglary charges in Galveston, Texas, southeast of Houston.

Found growling and hissing in a parking lot and wearing only boxer shorts, the pierced and tattooed Bensley claimed he was a 500-year-old vampire who needed to “feed,” Galveston Police Capt. Jeff Heyse said.

Vampires have been a focal point of literature since Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, “Dracula”. But fascination, particularly among young people, has peaked in recent years with the popularity of the “Twilight” books about teenage vampires and the HBO series, “True Blood.”

“I think the vampire is a metaphor for the outsider and the predator in all of us,” said author Anne Rice, whose Vampire Chronicles series has captured the imaginations of horror fans since the 1970s…

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  • quartz99

    Well, there’s an easy test for that. Make sure he’s in a cell that gets sunlight. If it burns him he’s not crazy, he just needs some help finding a good butcher who can supply him with blood.

    If he sparkles then stake that MFer.

  • Anonymous

    Well, there’s an easy test for that. Make sure he’s in a cell that gets sunlight. If it burns him he’s not crazy, he just needs some help finding a good butcher who can supply him with blood.

    If he sparkles then stake that MFer.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    God damn vampire kids!

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    God damn vampire kids!

  • News

    What did they think was gonna happen when they sell soft porn novels to teens?

  • News

    What did they think was gonna happen when they sell soft porn novels to teens?

  • ha

    Oh Texas.

  • ha

    Oh Texas.