Josephine Smith, Self-Proclaimed "Vampire," Allegedly Bit 69-Year-Old Man Outside Hooters

Welcome to the age of Twilight, where 22-year-old Josephine Smith thinks she's a vampire and allegedly bit a 69-year-old homeless man sleeping outside a Hooters restaurant.

According to an arrest affidavit from the St. Petersburg Police Department, the elderly gentleman was sleeping outside the Hooters around midnight yesterday when Smith got on top of him and said, "I'm a vampire, I am going to eat you."

That's when the cops say Smith began to bite the man.

Smith "bit the victim on the arm, removing the top layer of his skin," the report says.

She also bit through the man's upper lower lips, which the man later received stitches for, police say.

The man eventually got away and phoned the cops, leading to Smith's arrest.

Smith is charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person, and is currently being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Follow The Pulp on Facebook and on Twitter: @ThePulpBPB. Follow Matthew Hendley on Facebook and on Twitter: @MatthewHendley.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >