Galveston Vampire

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A woman in Galveston had her apartment door kicked in by a man dressed only in boxer shorts that was growling and hissing. The man grabbed the women, pushed her against the wall and attempted to bite her neck.

This may sound like an episode of "True Blood,” but 19-year-old Island resident Lyle Monroe Bensley claims to be a 500-year-old vampire who couldn’t resist the chance to feed.

Officers caught Lyle after a short chase growling & hissing and attempting to climb over a fence.

Fangs or no fangs, Lyle was checked out by EMS and referred to mental health folks. While cops say he didn't seem under the influence, they say Lyle did admit to having downed a few drinks.

Lyle faces charges of burglary with intent to commit assault and is being held on $40,000 bond. The victim walked away with scratches and welts and what cops say looked like teeth marks on her neck.

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