Yet another crazy dumbass claiming to be a vampire has made the news and once again vampire fans are getting hell for it. I hate these people, I hate these stories, but here I am again writing about some moron giving us vampire lovers a bad name. Cue the rant and raving… now.
So here’s the story, a few days ago in Galveston, Texas a man claiming to be a vampire was jailed after attacking a woman, police say. Sound familiar? Yeah, probably because this happens on a regular basis – some spaz attacks someone, claims to be a vamp, and the media blames it on vampires in entertainment. I guess it never gets old.
Anyway, the 19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley was arrested on charges of burglary with intent to commit assault after forcing his way into a random woman’s apartment. Apparently the guy broke in, “growled and hissed” at the woman while biting and hitting her. Hissing!? Really Lyle?! What the fuck man, you have clearly watched WAY too many cheesy vampire movies. Ugh.
Bensley then dragged the woman outside where fortunately she managed to escape. Thank goodness. She ran to a parking lot and jumped into a car being driven by a neighbor. Bensley banged on the car window briefly before they sped off.
But that’s not where the madness ends.
“I’m a vampire and I’ve been alive for over 500 years,” Bensley said, reported Galveston Officer Daniel Erickson.
“He was begging us to restrain him because he didn’t want to kill us,” Erickson said. “He said he needed to feed.”
Erickson added that Bensley did not appear to be under the influence of drugs.
Bensley currently awaits a psychiatric evaluation in jail. His bail is set at $40,000 – here’s hoping no one is dumb enough to get his ass out.
Every time I read and report on these stories I go from being the sweet blogger you all know and love to a raging bitch. They make me angry – not only does the FAKE vampire piss me off, but the media does too. They do the same thing every single time, they don’t hold the attacker accountable for his/her actions, instead they blame it on vampire movies, books and TV shows. It’s infuriating. While researching this news story I came across loads of articles blaming this on the vampire craze. The vampire craze in NOT to blame, there are millions of vampire fans around the world and very few of us turn into giant sacks of crazy because of our love for the undead. This man was clearly unstable and it’s his mental health that is to blame, not the entertainment industry.
What do you guys think? Are you as sick of these fake vampires as I am?