Montana man killed while faking 'Bigfoot' sighting

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KALISPELL, Mont. — A man dressed in a military-style “ghillie” suit and apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwest Montana was struck by two cars and killed, authorities said.

The man was standing in the right-hand lane of U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell on Sunday night when he was hit by the first car, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. A second car hit the man as he lay in the roadway, authorities said.

Flathead County officials identified the man as Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell. Trooper Jim Schneider said motives were ascertained during interviews with friends, and alcohol may have been a factor but investigators were awaiting tests.

“He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Schneider told the Daily Inter Lake on Monday. “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.”

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

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

Tenley was struck by vehicles driven by two girls, ages 15 and 17, who were unable to stop in time, authorities said.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/28/12 - 07:12 am
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He got "squashed" alright.

He got "squashed" alright.

Tullie
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Tullie 08/28/12 - 07:52 am
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Poor girls

Probably thought they hit a monster. That is really what is sad here, they have to live with this.

Trouble
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Trouble 08/28/12 - 07:53 am
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must not comment

will get banned...............

Angie H
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Angie H 08/28/12 - 07:53 am
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Stupid is as stupid does.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Trouble
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Trouble 08/28/12 - 07:54 am
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tullie

i will agree with you there, they are the only victims in this

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/28/12 - 07:59 am
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I do believe we have a winner

I do believe we have a winner for a Darwin Award.

allhans
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allhans 08/28/12 - 08:12 am
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Whew..I thought there for a

Whew....I thought there for a minute that the real Sasquatch had been killed...

urright
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urright 08/28/12 - 09:49 am
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Last words

I'm sure they were "Hey Bubba--watch this!"

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/28/12 - 10:00 am
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Darwin Award nominee

Road Kill
I agree we have a 2012 Darwin Award nominee and with 3 months to go a top spot at least.

Let us remember our past winners http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/

Jake
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Jake 08/28/12 - 10:31 am
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Faking

The other night I caught my wife faking a Big......well, nevermind.

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