A Montana man has died after apparently donning a suit and being run down by two vehicles while trying to make passing motorists call in a "Bigfoot" sighting.
Police in Kalispell, Montana, believe that 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley was wearing a military-style Ghillie suit (also known as a yowie suit or camo tent) and was walking near a busy roadway in an effort to convice passersby that they had witnessed seeing the mythical creature Sasquatch.
Tenley was standing in the roadway when he was first struck by a car driven by a local teenager. Moments later, a second car also ran over him as he lay injured in the roadway. Police and paramedics state that Tenley died at the scene due to massive trauma and blood loss. Local media reports that Tenley's friends believe he was playing a prank in order to get people to report they had seen the legendary Bigfoot creature.
"He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting," stated Montana State Trooper Jim Schneider. "You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before." The police believe Tenley was standing in the middle of the right lane in an area of the road where it is difficult to see anything in the road from a long distance. Authorities also believe that alcohol may have played a role in the accident and are awaiting toxicology reports to see if the deceased was drunk at the time of his death.
Ghillie suits are a type of full-body clothing made to resemble heavy foliage and used to camouflage military snipers. They are also often used by hunting enthusiasts to prevent being spotted by wild game in the forest.