February 04, 2009
Jonathan Sharkey - Self Professed Vampire And Political Candidate Jailed On Accusations Of Harassing 16-Year-Old Girlfriend
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Rochester, Minnesota (The Weekly Vice) -- Jonathan Alfred Sharkey, a 44-year-old self professed "vampire" and former Minnesota gubernatorial candidate, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening a teenage girl who broke up with him.
Sharkey, who calls himself the "Impaler", ran for Minnesota Governor as the Vampires, Witches and Pagan's party candidate in 2006. He then reportedly ran for president in 2007.
Investigators say Sharkey met the 16-year-old girl when she left a message on the candidate's MySpace page. The two reportedly began a brief online relationship.
The girl told authorities that Sharkey began to threaten her when she attempted to break off the relationship. Despite a request from the girl's father to cease communication, Sharkey allegedly continued to call the teen, according to police.
Last summer, authorities charged Sharkey with felony harassment, two counts of coercion with a threat to inflict bodily harm and coercion with a threat to expose a secret or disgrace.
Sharkey was ordered to appear in court in August, however the case was delayed when Sharkey claimed he had been hurt in a pro wrestling match (yeah, he's a wrestler too).
Instead, Sharkey reportedly told a Rochester police sergeant that he was a vampire who "needs to drink human blood for strength." He also allegedly referred to the teen as his "wife".
When Sharkey failed to appear again in September, a bench warrant was issued for Sharkey's arrest.
Sharkey has been booked into the Olmstead County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
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