Monday, November 4, 2013

Sasquatch Hunt Takes Dangerous Turn

Shortly before 10 pm Saturday night, calls came into Tulsa authorities regarding an accidental shooting involving a pair of Bigfoot hunters.

Apparently, two hunters had gone into the woods near 177th East Avenue and Tiger Switch Road in Rogers County, Oklahoma to bag a Sasquatch, but one of them ended up getting shot by his companion instead. The shooter, Omar Pineda, was startled by a barking noise, jerked his gun around, and fired. Unfortunately, his friend was in the way.

The wounded man phoned up his girlfriend who drove out to pick the pair up from a convenience store at 161st and Admiral.

From that point the man was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Accidents, however, do not mitigate arrests, as several were made in the case. 21 year-old Pineda was booked on reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction charges. Pineda's father-in-law, Perry Don James, was also arrested. The 53 year-old, a convicted felon, was held on charges related to his possession of the firearm and tampering with evidence.

Lacey Jane Pineda, Omar's wife, rounded out the arrested trio. She informed police officers that someone else had shot at the men. Mrs. Pineda was charged with obstruction.

Officers believe the shooting was accidental but until the case has been thoroughly examined, all avenues will be pursued.

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