Randy Lee Tenley was skulking around in a ghillie suit, a camouflage outfoot worn by hunters, when he was hit on Sunday night in Montana.
Tenley, 44, took a real beating before he died: after a car driven by 15-year-old girl hit him, a second car driven by a 17-year-old girl ran over him again.
“The camouflage suit was dark and subdued. It’s designed to break up a silhouette and blend in with your surroundings,” Nine MSN reported Highway Patrol trooper Jim Schneider as saying.
“It definitely hindered the ability of people to see him on the highway.”
Soon after the incident, a friend of Tenley’s arrived at the scene and spoke to police. It is thought Tenley had been drinking.
“We can only speculate as to his exact intentions, but according to another member of his party his intention was to get people to believe they saw a sasquatch,” Trooper Schneider said.
“You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before.”
“It is a bizarre set of circumstances and it is certainly tragic.”
A teenage passenger in one of the cars involved in the crash was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries