13 Sep '11, 3am
US woman claiming to be a vampire charged with battery after biting elderly man on the face and arms
ST PETERSBURG, Florida (REUTERS) - A Florida woman who allegedly claimed to be a vampire has been charged with battery after violently biting a man in a wheelchair on his face and arms, police said on Friday. Mr Milton Ellis, 69, told police in St Petersburg, Florida, that he and Josephine Smith, 22, met on the street and went to the porch of a vacant restaurant to get out of the rain. He said he fell asleep in his motorised wheelchair and woke up to find Smith on top of him. Mr Ellis told authorities that she said, 'I'm a vampire. I am going to eat you' and then began to bite him. According to a police affidavit, Mr Ellis was bitten on his arm and lips, leaving him bloody before he was able to escape and call police.