The Telegraph UK has reported that a man was attacked, bitten and partially exsanguinated by a trio of young “vampires” on New Zealand’s picturesque Mount Victoria.
Details of the bizarre incident emerged after James Brooks, 22, and Xenia Borichevsky, 19, appeared in court charged with wounding with intent to render a man unconscious. A warrant was issued for the arrest of a third accused, James Eric Orr, 19, who failed to appear at Wellington District Court.
It is believed the victim, whose name has been suppressed by the court, passed out after being bitten on the night of February 20. Outside the court, Brooks claimed that blood drinking had been occurred during the incident, but stated that undead nourishment was not the goal of the nocturnal attack:
“Do I look like a vampire? I’m out during the daytime… yeah, I bit a guy. He hit on my missus. My girlfriend and my mate were biting him…. if I’d hit him, I’d have really hurt him, so I thought I’ll bite him seeing as they’re already biting him… (drinking blood) wasn’t my agenda.”
Dr Marc Wilson, a senior lecturer in psychology at Wellington’s Victoria University, who specializes in studying paranormal beliefs, said drinking human blood was incredibly unusual and that human teeth were not designed for breaking skin and sucking blood:
“You could do it, but you would have to really want to.”