April 17, 2014

Bigfoot Hoax Turned Deadly

( 4UMF NEWS ) Bigfoot Hoax Turned Deadly:

A 44-year-old Kalispell man wearing a military-style “ghillie” suit was struck by two cars and killed Sunday night, authorities said.

The man, identified as Randy Lee Tenley, was apparently wearing the store-bought suit when he was struck by a car driven by a 15-year-old girl, NBCMontana.com reported. Another car swerved, and a third car, troopers say driven by a 17-year old girl, ran him over, the station reported.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider told the Daily Inter Lake, “he was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting.” Schneider said alcohol may have been a factor.

Dispatchers received no calls of monster sightings, just the one that sent emergency crews rushing to the scene, the NBCMontana.com report said.

Ghillie suits are a type of full-body clothing made to resemble heavy foliage and used to camouflage military snipers, The Associated Press reported.

“He probably would not have been very easy to see at all,” Schneider told KECI-TV.