An elderly Florida man needed stitches Wednesday after a 22-year-old woman announced she was a vampire and began biting his face and neck.


Milton Ellis, 69, said that he had fallen asleep in his electric wheelchair on the porch of a vacant Hooters in St. Petersburg. He awoke to find Josephine Smith on top of him.

"I’m a vampire, I am going to eat you," Smith told Ellis, according to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.

St. Petersburg police said that Smith had bitten chunks off of Ellis' face and part of his lip.

Ellis called police after escaping to a nearby Shell gas station where he had first met Smith earlier in the evening. When police finally located Smith -- covered in blood -- at the Hooters, she could not recall the location of her pants or why her panties were around her ankles. Ellis maintains that she was fully clothed when he left her.

Smith was arrested on charges of assaulting an elderly person and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Ellis had also been arrested at least 12 times over the past four years for panhandling, disorderly intoxication and other minor charges, police said.

In August, a Texas man claiming to be a 500-year-old vampire was arrested on felony charges after breaking into a woman's home and biting her.