I’m as much a fan of cryptozoology as the next guy, but this is taking it a little too far: Randy Lee Tenley, a 44-year old resident of Kalispell, Montana, was killed Sunday night while trying to impersonate a sasquatch.
According to authorities, Tenley was strolling along a Montana highway wearing a ghillie suit, the sniper-grade camouflage that makes you look like a big pile of leaves. Now, the whole point of camouflage is to not be seen, so it comes as no surprise that as Tenley wandered about on the highway, he was struck first by a 15-year old girl, and then again by a 17-year old girl in another car.
"He probably would not have been very easy to see at all," Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said, presumably with a straight face.
But why would Tenley be wandering about in the ghillie suit in the first place? Well, according to friends, he wanted to get someone to call 911 to report that Bigfoot was on the loose. Authorities think alcohol may have been a factor.
"He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting," Schneider said. "You can't make it up. I haven't seen or heard of anything like this before."
Unfortunately for Tenley, the only call made on his behalf was for an ambulance. Click through to NBC Montana for video from the scene.
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