WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Washington man was arrested Sunday in Kitsap Country after attacking his roommate with a metal rod following a threat to stab the victim with a wooden stake.
- The 40-year-old man told police he had assaulted his roommate because he believed was a vampire.
- The victim told investigators he feared for his life, as his attacker suffers from a mental illness and significantly larger than him.
A man in Washington has been charged with assault after attacking his roommate, who he believed was a vampire, with a metal rod, according to the Kitsap Sun.
On Sunday, police arrested a 40-year-old man in Kitsap Country, in response to a call from his roommate who had escaped to a neighbor’s house to ask for help.
Officers found the victim with “visible swelling” on his chest, trying to convince the alleged attacker to leave his apartment. The suspect refused to come out of the apartment after multiple announcements from outside his home, so authorities had no choice but to force their way in and arrested him.
The alleged attacker told police he had confronted his roommate about being a “vampire.” The victim jokingly said, “Is that what the kids are calling me these days?”
The brother said the suspect didn’t take the statement as a joke though, and he began making threats to his roommate.
“I’m going to kill you, vampire!” the attacker warned, according to police records.
The suspect then threatened to stab the roommate with a wooden stake but eventually attacked him with a metal rod instead.
“He then took the metal rod and poked (the roommate) with it in the chest,” the police document read.
The victim told authorities he now feared for his life, as his attacker is mentally ill and significantly bigger than him.
The suspect was charged on Monday with third-degree assault, which is a felony, according to police.