Why do people climb Mt. Everest? “Because it is there,” to quote a fellow who died trying.
Why do people hunt Bigfoot? Because it’s not there but hunters like a challenge.
Unfortunately for one Oklahoma shooting victim, Bigfoot hunters tend to have itchy trigger fingers.
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton told a local news station how a recent manly expedition went awry.
Saturday night, a couple of big game hunters near Tulsa decided to make history by slaying the mythological beast. The two men got their guns and headed on over to 177th East Avenue and Tiger Switch Road, an area wedged between two golf courses and a nature preserve, which sounds just like the kinda place Bigfoot might like.
One of the men, Omar Pineda, 21, heard a “barking noise” and got jittery. His gun went off and he accidentally shot his friend.
The injured man and his former buddy were able to scamper on over to the QuikTrip to meet an ambulance.
When the men told arriving deputies they were hunting Bigfoot, the deputies thought they were making stuff up.
When the deputies couldn’t find any guns, they figured they had a real head-scratcher on their hands.
After a long search, investigators found the gun used in the shooting in a pond at Pineda’s father-in-law’s house. Perry Don James, 53, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and destruction of evidence.
Pineda was arrested for reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction.
Pineda’s wife, 22-year-old Lacey Jane, was arrested for telling cops someone else shot her husband’s friend.
And what about the Oklahoma Bigfoot?
“To our knowledge, [there have been] no Bigfoot sightings in Rogers County,” Sheriff Walton said.
Final score: Bigfoot 1, Hunters 0, Law Enforcement -3.
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