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JACOB B. MAY 

Police: 'Vampire' attacks woman in Concord


CONCORD — A man claiming to be a vampire is accused of attacking a woman at the Concord Co-Op and fighting with her co-worker, who came to her aid.

Police said the incident happened about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at the 24 South Main St. co-op.

The woman was taking boxes out to the dumpster when the man approached her, police said. He first asked if she needed help and when she said no, he walked towards her, claiming to be a vampire who could help her. Then, police said, the man ran towards her.

The woman, who was not identified in a news release, said she ran to the receiving door as the man chased her. The man yelled that she "sounded like his wife and that he could save me" and told her, "just touch me. I can save you."

The woman yelled to her co-worker for help and fell to the ground, according to police.

The intruder, police said, grabbed her and wrapped his arms around her.

A co-worker arrived and police said the intruder, identified as Jacob B. May, 21, homeless, of Concord, tried to punch him and the two began to fight. The employee yelled for his coworker to call police as the two continued to fight, police said.

They knocked over a display case during the fight and despite the employee demanding that May stay away, May continued to fight with the male employee, police said.

The employee took out a box cutter while yelling “get away from me,” police said , when May allegedly ran to the back of the store and ended up inside a walk-in freezer.

The co-worker tried to lock him inside it, cutting May at least once on the hand, police said. May forced his way out of the freezer and pinned the employee on the floor while trying to get the box cutter, police said.

Arriving police officers initially detained both men, but released the employee and arrested May.

May, police said, told an officer that he was a vampire, ghostwriter, Capt. Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean," Mr. Miyagi from "The Karate Kid" and a leader of the band" in addition to making other statements.

Police said it was apparent May was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or a combination of both.

He was arrested and charged with burglary and simple assault.

On Sunday, officers were called to the area of 65 Clinton St. for a suspicious person about 8:50 p.m. Police said a homeowner reported a white man in his 20s, approximately 5 foot 6, wearing a red and black flannel shirt and with scruffy facial hair, had knocked on the window of the home and asked the resident if he felt safe. The man then fled the area.

Officers later located the man, who was identified as May. Police said it was evident to officers at the time that he was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. He allegedly had stated that he had some combination of marijuana, alcohol, methamphetamine and spice in his system at the time.

He was charged Sunday night with a prowling violation, issued a summons and placed into protective custody.

May refused bail on the latest charges and was to be arraigned Tuesday in 6th Circuit Court, Concord.


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