A Montana man says he was shot at several times by a hunter who thought he was Bigfoot, authorities said.
The 27-year-old said he was out target shooting when bullets began whizzing by him, according to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, the Idaho Statesman reported.
One round hit the ground just three feet from him, the man said. He ran into the woods to hide, then later discovered the shooter sitting in a black Ford F-150, he told a dispatcher.
“I thought you were Bigfoot. I don’t target practice — but if I see something that looks like Bigfoot, I just shoot at it," the man quoted the hunter as saying, according to Dutton.
The shooter advised the man to wear an orange hunter's vest when he's out in the woods, Dutton related.
Authorities checked the area, but didn't find the pickup truck. Dutton said there "was some question about the veracity of the report" because it was reported the day after it allegedly happened, and the man was unable to describe the shooter, according to the paper.
The man also said he didn't want to pursue the incident and didn't want to talk further with authorities, Dutton said.
But after media reports surfaced, a woman came forward with a similar experience, saying she had been shot at by a man in a black truck. "We're working to find this person," Dutton said. "It is of great concern that this individual might think it's OK to shoot at anything he thinks is Bigfoot."