Montana Man Tells Police He Was Shot At After Being Mistaken For Bigfoot
OutdoorHub Reporters 12.20.18
A Montana man told authorities that he suddenly came under fire while target shooting on Monday, and says he was mistaken for bigfoot.
The 27-year-old was reportedly doing some target practice on public land when out of nowhere, bullets started whizzing around him. He claims bullets were hitting all around him before he ran into the trees eventually finding cover, Click On Detroit reports.
Once the shooting came to a halt, the man told dispatchers he confronted the shooter in a black Ford F-150.
According to Idaho Statesman, the shooter allegedly told the victim “I don’t target practice – but if I see something that looks like Bigfoot, I just shoot at it.” He also suggested the man wear orange next time he’s in the woods.
While he may have a point about wearing orange in the woods, he doesn’t have a whole lot of room to be dishing out safety advice after haphazardly firing at an unidentified target.
Local law enforcement remained somewhat skeptical of the report, however, because it wasn’t called in until a day later and the victim struggled to describe the alleged shooter. On top of that, he said he didn’t want to pursue any further legal action over the nearly fatal incident.
The next day, though, another victim came forward with a very similar experience. A woman called police saying she had been shot at by a man in a black F-150 as well. Her report didn’t include any Bigfoot confusion.
“We’re working to find this person,” Leo Dutton of Lewis and Clark County Sheriff said. “It is of great concern that this individual might think it’s okay to shoot at anything he thinks is Bigfoot.”
Assuming both claims turn out to be true, this shooter could be looking at attempted negligent homicide charges, according to police.