CORAL GABLES – Josephine Rebecca Smith claims she is a vampire. Josephine Smith attacked a man this week after stating “I am a vampire, I am going to eat you”. And that is what she did to part of his skin. But is she really a vampire? And where did all the blood come from?
Josephine Smith, 22, jumped on top of Milton Ellis, 69, Thursday morning and began to attack him like a vampire. Ellis was minding his own business hanging out on the front porch of an abandoned Hooters restaurant. Suddenly, Josephine Smith jumped on top of him and beat to eat parts of his flesh.
The self-proclaimed female vampire then removed the “top layer of skin” on Mr. Ellis’ arm before he could get free. “He was staying near an overhang near the vacant Hooter’s restaurant so he thought it might be a good place for her to stay,” Mike Puetz of the St. Petersburg Police Department said in a news statement.
Ellis ran for it. When police responded, they found Smith now suddenly unclothed and covered with blood. They are not sure where the blood came from or what happened to her clothes. She doesn’t know either and doesn’t recall the alleged vampire attack.
Smith is being held on $50,000 bond and is charged with felony aggravated battery on an elderly person.