Emi Leyonia Coleman Arrested For Allegedly Biting Two People On The Neck, Unlawful Sexual Conduct At The Barn Store (UPDATE)

11/11/2011 05:48 pm ET | Updated Jan 11, 2012

Denver Police have arrested Emi Leyonia Coleman, 30, in connection to the biting of two people at a convenience store last week.


According to a press release from the Denver District attorney's office, Coleman has been charged with two misdemeanor counts: unlawful sexual contact and third-degree assault. She is scheduled to appear in court on December 16.


Police said that on Monday, Nov. 7 around 10:30 p.m. the vampire-style attack occurred when a woman entered the Barn Store on 4650 Tower Rd. She approached a male customer, took the man's drink and started to drink it, according to Fox31, then backed him up against a counter. Police say, the woman then allegedly committed an act of unlawful sexual contact before biting the man on the neck.

Police say the woman then approached the clerk and asked her for a hug, but when she leaned over the counter, the woman bit her on the neck too before leaving with a white male in a dark-colored sedan.

Alice Gonzalez, the store clerk spoke to 9News about the incident:

I was in shock! Did she really just bite me? I could feel her teeth!

"She latched onto it. She was shaking like a pitbull that just got a piece of steak," Gonzalez described how the woman's teeth felt on her neck to Fox31.

Police spokesman Sonny Jackson jokingly told 9News, "We have no pattern of vampires in the area. This is highly unusual, highly bizarre."

The clerk told police the woman is a regular shopper at the store.

Wednesday, members of the Denver Police Department arrested Emi Leyonia Coleman for investigation of unlawful sexual conduct and two counts of third degree assault in connection with this crime.

The Denver Post reports that Coleman has had previous run-ins with the law, but nothing like this, her record includes several traffic offenses.

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