The danger of pretending to be Bigfoot: You can get hit by a car. And die.

The only thing surprising about this is that it hasn’t happened sooner.

Sasquatch stunt takes a tragic turn – Daily Inter Lake: Local/Montana.

A man dressed in a military-style “Ghillie suit” who was attempting to provoke a Bigfoot sighting was struck by two vehicles and killed on U.S. 93 South of Kalispell Sunday night.

“He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.”

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell.

Tip: Jim Lippard

Alcohol may have been a factor. It is a tragedy.

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  12 comments for “The danger of pretending to be Bigfoot: You can get hit by a car. And die.

  1. August 28, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    If this poor idiot hadn’t got himself killed, I wonder how many people he would have fooled.

    “I know what I saw. There’s no way I could be mistaken. It was at least eight feet tall.”

  2. Adam
    August 28, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    I’m impressed / horrified that 15 year old girls are allowed to drive cars.

  3. Pete
    August 28, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    There seem to be many people out to kill one for proof. I agree, it had to happen eventually. I would have expected a shooting, however.

  4. August 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Matt Moneymaker should offer the two girls jobs on Finding Bigfoot – they’re more successful than he’s been.

  5. August 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Not only did this idiot get himself killed, but he most likely did irreparable psychological harm to two teenaged girls. This is a very sad story all around.

  6. Moose McNuggets
    August 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Unintelligent Design.

    • David
      September 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      R’Amen brother

  7. LobsterTrouble
    August 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, natural selection.

  8. Jim V.
    August 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    This year’s Darwin Award winner.

  9. KDP
    September 4, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    You know what his last words were:

    Watch this! Hold my beer.

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