JASPER, Tenn. - He drinks blood, is afraid of sunlight and can't stand garlic.
But a self-proclaimed vampire is behind bars. He is accused of making threats to President Bush and a judge.
Jonathon Sharkey is being held in the Marion County Jail. He is wanted on felony warrants out of Minnesota and Indiana.
Sharkey said he's creating a vampire community in the Volunteer State.
"There are sanguinarian vampires, which are blood feeders, which I am. I only feed on female or like cow or pig blood. I prefer cow over pig," he said
By the age of five, he said his bite had power.
"You know, I will have severe stomach pains. I cannot deal with garlic. And most sanguinarian vampires can't, to the best of my knowledge."
When NewsChannel 5 reporter Eric White asked, "Wooden stake?"
"Wooden stake will kill anybody through the heart. C'mon," he said.
It's not an act. He said his pointed teeth are fangs as proof he's the "King of the Vampire Nation."
"In the vampire community I am the most known vampire in the world. I don't think you can argue that if you research me."
But his status isn't enough to get him out of the Marion County Jail. Last week, the vampire was arrested on his Grundy County land. He faces charges of threatening an Indiana judge and the president.
Sharkey said he's innocent. Though he admits using harsh language toward President Bush.
"I would have him tried upon being convicted for his crimes of deceitfulness to the U.S. causing the senseless deaths of our service men and women. He would be beaten, tortured, impaled, dismembered, decapitated - by me," he said.
When he's had his day in court, Sharkey expects to be vindicated. And this vampire doesn't plan on leaving the volunteer state any time soon.
When and if his legal troubles go away, he plans on starting a vampire commune in Grundy County.
Neighbors aren't at all happy about the idea. But he said he and his people are not a danger to the public.
He said criminals and terrorists are the only people who need to fear the vampire community. Jonathon Sharkey is using Tennessee's courts to fight extradition. It's not known when he will face a Minnesota or Indiana judge.