Police: 'Vampire' attacks musician outside La Crosse Center

2013-05-15T16:00:00Z 2013-05-15T16:27:02Z Police: 'Vampire' attacks musician outside La Crosse CenterBy ANNE JUNGEN | ajungen@lacrossetribune.com La Crosse Tribune

A man claiming to be a vampire punched a member of a band playing Tuesday at the La Crosse Center and drove a barricade through a window of the tour bus, according to police reports.

Scott Mehtala, 23, told police he was high on heroin when he assaulted a guitarist for American Fangs when he was confronted about smashing the window about 10 p.m. He tried to run but was tackled by another guitarist until police arrived at 200 Jay St.

Guitarist Nik Slimp chipped a tooth and needed stitches, reports state.

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“I’m a vampire,” Mehtala told police when they asked him what happened. Everyone else, he said, was "a normal."

He whispered to an officer who he considered a “normal” and asked where his tattoos were, reports state.

Mehtala then said he was “jumped by vampires,” who were members of the Hollywood Undead, a band also playing Tuesday night at the La Crosse Center.

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He also told police he felt unsafe, but that he was protected by his “super human hearing,” according to reports.

Mehtala had a 0.12 percent alcohol level.

He told officers en route to jail that he feared more vampire attacks and said he needed to take a nap in Superior, Wis., where he lives. He wouldn’t believe he was in La Crosse.

He faces charges of substantial battery, disorderly conduct and two counts of criminal damage to property when he appears today in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

See Thursday’s Tribune for more about this story.

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  1. emz
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    emz - April 19, 2014 8:52 am
    Know one thinks that vampire's are real, but how would you know you're not a vampire, was this man walking in sunlight, did he have jewerly on him? If so did u take it of him, dose vervian hurt him?
  2. FUBAR
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    FUBAR - May 16, 2013 12:28 pm
    That is written exactly as meant.
  3. gsma22
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    gsma22 - May 16, 2013 11:33 am
    So FUBAR is going to use a slab of meat to kill someone...
  4. moss_is_still_boss
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    moss_is_still_boss - May 16, 2013 6:15 am
    so put him in a coffin and put him underground.
  5. lutefisk
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    lutefisk - May 15, 2013 11:51 pm
    where was el kabong?
  6. lutefisk
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    lutefisk - May 15, 2013 11:51 pm
    where was el kabong?
  7. lutefisk
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    lutefisk - May 15, 2013 11:39 pm
    hey barnabas..lighten up
  8. FUBAR
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    FUBAR - May 15, 2013 11:27 pm
    I geuse I do not understand..I would rather kill you with a 50 cent bullet than a 12$ steak.........
  9. Monteee
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    Monteee - May 15, 2013 9:30 pm
    I, for one, don't believe this report for a minute. It must be a false flag double code black ops operation by the CIA and the President's personal covert operations team. Credible witnesses are being hushed up as we speak.....
  10. anothervoice
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    anothervoice - May 15, 2013 9:29 pm
    Haha - As a north-sider, I must agree @davelisa1994
  11. girl66
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    girl66 - May 15, 2013 8:21 pm
    You are a closed minded jerk. Look around your southside......not such a great place anymore is it? I agree with Bargeloader & yogimama.
  12. astritty91
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    astritty91 - May 15, 2013 7:18 pm
    Still a better story than Twilight.
  13. KrustyV
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    KrustyV - May 15, 2013 6:16 pm
    Chip, why is it you believe the police and "main stream media" about this story and not others?
  14. yogimama
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    yogimama - May 15, 2013 4:13 pm
    Well said Bargeloader. Many of us Northsiders are well behaved, even potty trained.
  15. Bargeloader
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    Bargeloader - May 15, 2013 3:43 pm
    I speak on behalf of all good Northsiders. Your a jerk davelisa1994.
  16. spirit3
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    spirit3 - May 15, 2013 1:49 pm
    Fubar: bullets don't kill vampires, wooden stakes do. So sorry we attract such entertainment. Tell me again why they arrested Peaches again?
  17. zen4greta54650
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    zen4greta54650 - May 15, 2013 1:41 pm
    Sounds like he really needs some Mental Health Intervention.
  18. davelisa1994
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    davelisa1994 - May 15, 2013 1:39 pm
    Sounds like your typical north-sider.
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    - May 15, 2013 1:26 pm
    His boss at the pizza joint where he works won't be happy about this. I'll bet the public humiliation of being on the front page of the newspaper will set him straight.

    Apologies to the guy with the busted tooth. Most of the people of La Crosse aren't this way.

    This town needs an enema.
  20. FUBAR
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    FUBAR - May 15, 2013 1:19 pm
    I am glad I carry a gun so I can defend my self against Vampire attacks. But, do I use lead or silver bullets? I will just carry both.
  21. Buggs Raplin
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    Buggs Raplin - May 15, 2013 12:44 pm
    Well, at least it wasn't a zombie...
  22. Mike Hammer
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    Mike Hammer - May 15, 2013 12:39 pm
    Hmmmm....so this is what the groupies look like for American Fang and the Hollywood Undead . I am so sorry I missed this fabulous engagement.
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