‘Vampire’ arrested in Texas

Vampires, despite their popularity, aren’t real.

'Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your neck veins throbbing.'

'Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your neck veins throbbing.'

This news has yet to sink into the perhaps-troubled brain of a Texas teen who, after biting a woman on the neck, said he was a vampire who had to “feed.”

The Houston Chronicle provides the details:

Lyle Monroe Bensley, 19, of Galveston, is being held on a charge of burglary with intent to commit assault after forcing his way early Saturday into the apartment of a woman he did not know, police said.

“He was begging us to restrain him because he didn’t want to kill us,” Galveston Officer Daniel Erickson said. “He said he needed to feed.”

The vampire, who appeared to NOT be under the influence of drugs, was covered in tattoos and not much else … he was wearing only boxer shorts when he shoved his way into a woman’s apartment.

I thought vampires had to be invited guests?

Police said Bensley growled and hissed while biting the woman in her bed over the weekend.

She escaped before being drained of vital liquids.

“I’m a vampire, and I’ve been alive for over 500 years,” Bensley told police.

Let’s hope he spends the next 10 in prison.

34 comments Add your comment


August 17th, 2011
11:59 am


August 17th, 2011
12:01 pm

What a d-bag!


August 17th, 2011
12:07 pm

Someones been watching too much Twilight

Like, OMG!

August 17th, 2011
12:14 pm

Way to take a…bite outta crime, TX! :-)

Ryan Donald

August 17th, 2011
12:19 pm

By looking at the picture…I’ve come to the conclusion that he is a vampire that is not sensitive to light…oops, that actually means that he isn’t really a vampire…guess that makes him the biggest weirdo ever …No I realize that its weird that I AM COMMENTING>>>IM DONE>>>>>>>>Follow ME ON TWITTER@RyanDonald4

nope, not sharing. Van Helsing would find me.

August 17th, 2011
12:30 pm

The twilighters don’t bite, just mope. Still wearing boxers, so not True Blood. Doesn’t look bright enough to be a Buffy vamp. Vampire Diaries? Yeah, that’s the one.

furious styles

August 17th, 2011
12:45 pm

If he wants to be a vampire, make his cell out in open sunlight, the 100 degree summer will help him reflect in a positive way REAL much sooner than later. LOL


August 17th, 2011
12:48 pm

Did they show him a mirror? what was his reaction? did they bring any Wolfbane? how about garlic? did they throw Holy Water in his face? Gosh he looks damn good to be 500yrs old..only in boxers? That right there was the flaw..Vampires are always FULLY Dressed and Never are seen in their Underwear! Unlike these FOOLS you see showing their underwear in public YUCK! Poor thing hes just a wanna be. Better not put him in Bubba’s cell only in his boxers, He would lose more than his dignity.

Bryan G.

August 17th, 2011
12:48 pm

God hates fangs


August 17th, 2011
12:51 pm


Chode McBlob

August 17th, 2011
1:08 pm

What an IDIOT! I hope he likes prison.

Old Geezer

August 17th, 2011
1:10 pm

They should do to him what I did to my vampire cat that kept trying to bite me, drive him out to the middle of no where, when you hit a gravel road where you can’t see any other homes, shove him out of the truck and haul ass. There’s no blood out there to suck, and he’ll die of starvation in no time.

willie g in ga

August 17th, 2011
1:13 pm

make sure that girl gets a rabe shot and take that idiot and hang him tomorrow dont waiste tax money on him .


August 17th, 2011
1:14 pm

Old Geezer…that’s stupid!


August 17th, 2011
1:15 pm

Willie…put your teeth back in and learn to read and write


August 17th, 2011
1:29 pm

Ummm…. If he were a real vampire, would normal handcuffs be enough to restrain him? I would think not…

Dude – Bulletin: Bella’s not real. Film at 11


August 17th, 2011
1:37 pm

Where are his parents??


August 17th, 2011
1:44 pm

That dude sucks!


August 17th, 2011
2:17 pm

I saw this winner on FangBook. I bet he drinks piss too.


August 17th, 2011
2:41 pm

Dumb A$$ white boy


August 17th, 2011
3:00 pm

JT, for every one crazy white guy there is 1000 black guys robbing and killing people for no damn reason at all. You chose to say something racist and I chose to tell you the facts.

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

August 17th, 2011
3:01 pm

500 years old? Hell, can you imagine the size of HIS monthly Social Security check?

Vampire Bill

August 17th, 2011
3:15 pm

Pay me hommage


August 17th, 2011
3:16 pm

insert dumb comment here


August 17th, 2011
3:23 pm

I hope he’s placed in a mental hospital.

Dave in Marietta

August 17th, 2011
3:27 pm

Old Geezer, I’d rather deal with a vampire that the likes of you.

Shirley U. Jest

August 17th, 2011
3:31 pm

Guy: for each one of the 1000 black guys out there robbing and killing, there is a white guy going postal and killing everybody in an office building.


August 17th, 2011
3:57 pm

only boxers? you sure hes not a werewolf -.-


August 17th, 2011
3:59 pm

Must of been watching too much True Blood.


August 17th, 2011
4:18 pm

I say kill it… kill it with fire… and wodden stake. XD


August 17th, 2011
4:42 pm

Blah Blah I vant to drink your blood!!


August 18th, 2011
5:03 pm

shoot him in the head and see if he lives… if he dies, it wouldn’t be your fault… he shouldn’t have lied


September 1st, 2011
10:23 am

what is wrong with people these days???


September 1st, 2011
1:52 pm

Meh, where have the classy vampires gone, like Proinsias Cassidy? That guy was a class act, he’d never do this kind of thing.