August 28th, 2012
08:08 AM ET

Bigfoot hoax ends in death, authorities say

A man trying to create a Bigfoot hoax on a highway died after being hit by two cars, officials in Montana said.

Randy Lee Tenley dressed in a Ghillie suit - camouflage designed to resemble the ground and trees - and stepped out onto Highway 93 Sunday night, officials said.

"He probably would not have been very easy to see at all," said Jim Schneider, a state trooper.

A 15-year-old girl hit him with her car, another car swerved, and a third car driven by a 17-year-old ran him over, CNN affiliate KECI reported.

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  1. emminencefrontman

    I have a solution that may help solve the Bigfoot mystery: offer a $10,000 reward to anyone who brings in a Bigfoot carcass: while it may not ever turn up a true Bigfoot, it will certainly put an end to these 'walking around in the woods in a Bigfoot costume' hijinks!

    August 28, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    I thought the first lady was Bigfoot. Or maybe just a gorilla.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Suq Madiq

    I guess I better cancel my plans to stage a Loch Ness Monster sighting.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hope

    Too weird...


    He probably owns a souvenirs shop and
    needed to drum up some business.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sam

    Great. One less knucklehead for the price of two psychologically traumatized teens.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sinfully Yours

    Really?! A posted claiming Darwin Award was removed by CNN?!

    This man deserves to be nominated for the Darwin Award!

    August 28, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Tally

      I completely agree! Give this man a posthumous award! May he forever live on on the Darwin's Award site! – Yes, I put a nomination for him in already. 🙂

      August 28, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      That makes 2 of us: I did the same earlier in the day. Hopefully we can soon be reading about this honorary man who improved the gene pool by accidently removing himself from it.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hope



    August 28, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      What a dummy...
      His poor family...
      "How did Randy Lee pass?"

      August 28, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kenney

    Big foot man ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sstttuuuuuuuuuuupid

    August 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ♚Mmmmm♛

    that was sooo jacka55...don't he kno' in dah in the hicks and backwoods roadkill are done on purpose...

    August 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Betty Oscar

    Be tactical. Play dress up. ZOMBIE SQUAD ! ZOMBIE SQUAD !

    August 29, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      Head Crab! Quick, double tap! DOUBLE TAP!!!

      August 29, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. stevetundra

    Great!!!! Now we've taken care of Bigstupid!!!! Hope there aren't anymore out there!!

    September 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |