Following a purported vampire attack last Friday eerily reminiscent of an episode of the vampire soap-opera "True Blood," a Florida woman has been charged with battery after violently biting an elderly man in a wheelchair on his face and arms, said St. Petersburg police.
Milton Ellis, 69, told police he met the alleged vampire, Josephine Smith, 22, on a street in St. Petersburg, Florida. To escape the rain the two decided to move to the nearby porch of a vacant restaurant. Ellis said he fell asleep in his wheelchair and woke up to find Smith on top of him. Ellis told authorities that Smith said, "I'm a vampire. I am going to eat you," and then began to bite him.
According to reports, the attack left Ellis bloodied, with bites on his arm and lips, before he was able to escape and contact the authorities. Ellis was later treated with stitches at a local hospital and released.
According to St. Petersburg Police spokesman Mike Puetz, after arriving at the scene, officers found Smith bloody and half-naked nearby. Smith claimed she had no memory of what happened and did not identify herself as a vampire to police. Smith is currently held in detention with bail set at $50,000.
They say truth is stranger than fiction, and perhaps in this case, it really is.