Bigfoot Prank Almost Results in Tragedy

A prank almost resulted in tragedy for several Wiregrass young persons.

Authorities say they exploited fears of area residents concerning reports of Bigfoot being spotted near the Coffee/Geneva County Line.

A teenager wore an outfit depicting the mythical Bigfoot creature. He then carried a fellow young person on each shoulder.

Alarmed residents called the sheriff's department and several others armed with shotguns headed to where the prank was taking place.

The young people, ranging in age from 18-to-23, were given a warning.

However, sheriff's officials say those involved in any copycat incidents will face reckless endangerment charges.

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  • by no name Location: coffee on Aug 24, 2008 at 08:26 AM
    how crazy it that man they could have got shot
  • by Mike Hunt Location: Geneva on Aug 18, 2008 at 01:57 PM
    Let them run around and play Bigfoot. But when they get shot by some Cophenhagen dipping redneck, don't try to slap a law suit on the redneck that shot them. They deserved it. The redneck just wanted to say that he killed a Bigfoot.
  • by jessica Location: chicago on Aug 16, 2008 at 06:27 PM
    How is dressing up in a costume ever considered reckless endangerment?? Last I checked, this was a free country.
  • by Trisha Location: Samson on Dec 20, 2007 at 01:58 PM
    I know the older folks might have taken this alittle to seriously but these KIDS were just having fun.I do know these KIDs and they really meant no harm. As a matter of fact my daughter is friends with these kids and she is not a "bad" person, she is a GOD-Fearing Christian. I myself,thought it to be a bit funny too. The police knew these kids meant no harm and actually knew these kids very well. It was really no different than kids rolling houses with toilet paper.they just used more imagination. God Bless..
  • by Mickster Location: Dothan on Dec 13, 2007 at 01:25 PM
    Why would anyone want to shoot BigFoot? He was just takin away some kids who was probably doing wrong anyway. He's just trying to help the neighborhood. Its wrong just wrong that someone would think of shooting him. Or her.
  • by BORAT Location: kaghastan on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:45 PM
    i think these boys pulled off a good prank,and it is no different than high schoolers rolling houses.and as far as getting shot all you got to do is say the wrong thing in public and your gonna get shot.i think a warning was good.
  • by freak-out! Location: montgomery on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:22 PM
    hey i agree with that Zach kid!!!!!!
  • by Michael Location: Wicksburg AL. on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:21 PM
    This is very funny.That will be the prank of the year.If i was the residents i would have shot that bigfoot down with a 270 rifle and unloaded about 5 rounds of bullets in him because I don't play around like that cause that could get you shot around my place.Even though it was also funny.
  • by Zach Location: Wicksburg, AL on Dec 13, 2007 at 11:25 AM
  • by anonymous on Dec 13, 2007 at 11:14 AM
    I don't think that I would be out in the woods dressed up like that during hunting season! Some hunters shoot at anything that moves. Fun is one thing, but safety should come first. Where is the common sense in this world?
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