Drunk (BAC .12) and high on heroin, Scott Mehtala, 23, a self-professed "vampire", assaulted a guitarist named Niki Slimp (stage name, I presume) from the band 'American Fangs' on Tuesday, May 14th, near the La Crosse Center, where the band played. The assault reportedly occurred after Slimp confronted Mehtala for throwing a barricade through a window of the band's tour bus. According to the La Crosse Tribune, Slimp received a chipped tooth (I sure hope it was not a fang) and needed stitches as a result of the assault. Mehtala tried to escape but was tackled by some other guitarist.
Mehtala claimed he was jumped by vampires who were members of the 'Hollywood Undead', another band billed along American Fangs. He reportedly told police did not feel safe but was protected by his super-human hearing.
Also according to the La Crosse Tribune, Mehtala also "ripped a side mirror from a car parked on Main Street and gave it to a bartender claiming vampires had forced him to damage the car" (I thought HE was a vampire).
Just another night in the lives of vampires? It's a good thing they're immortal.
In real life, according to CCAP Mehtala has been charged by the La Crosse District Attorney's office with Battery (Class A Misd.), Criminal Damage to Property (Class A Misd.) and Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misd.), with total possible punishment of $21,000 and 21 months jail. Mehtala had no prior criminal history on CCAP. Assuming that is his only brush with the law, I would expect that he eventually be proposed a disposition such as a diversion agreement or, potentially, amendment to an ordinance violation, either of which could leave him without a criminal conviction. No blood-sucking immortal should be saddled with a criminal history.