A Montana man named Randy Lee Tenley was killed on Sunday while trying to hoax a Bigfoot sighting on a highway wearing a Ghillie suit.
Tenley, a 44-year-old Kalispell man, was struck by two cars on Highway 93 while wearing the Ghillie suit in a hoax attempt to fool others into a Bigfoot sighing, CNN reported.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider told the Daily Inter Lake, "he was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting." According to reports, the Ghillie suit was a store-bought suit of camoflauge with heavy foliage to resemble the legend Bigfoot.
Tenley was struck by a 15-year-old girl with her car and caused another one to swerve. He was hit again by a third car being driven by a 17-year-old who ran him over.
"He probably would not have been very easy to see at all," Schneider said, because of the suit.
CNN reported that authorities did not receive any calls regarding a bigfoot sighting. Schneider said alcohol may have played a role in the Bigfoot hoax.
According to LiveScience, Tenley had told his friends prior to planning the prank that he was going to stage a Bigfoot hoax. It is unknown whether or not he had pulled similar tricks in the past.