From New York Daily News, Nov. 4, 2013
Two men were hunting for Bigfoot in rural Oklahoma when one of them accidentally shot the other, police said.
Omar Pineda, 21, was spooked by what he thought was "barking" when he jerked around and shot his pal in a wooded area north of Tulsa on Saturday, Tulsa's News 6 reported.
The friend, who wasn't identified, was shot in the back and expected to survive. EMTs met the pair at a QuikTrip convenience store after the shooting.
Pineda was arrested for reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction. His father-in-law, Perry James, and his wife, Lacey Pineda, were also arrested for helping the Sasquatch hunters evade investigation.
Left to right: Omar Pineda, 21, Perry James, 53, and Lacey Pineda, 22, were arrested in Rodgers County, Okla., after Omar shot a friend while the two were hunting Bigfoot, police said.
Cops said James, 53, tossed Pineda's gun in a pond on his property, while the 22-year-old Lacey told cops someone else fired at the pair, News 6 reported.
"If (they) had just been factual, upfront and truthful with us and explained that this was truly an accident, as strange as it might sound, we would have went ahead and investigated and probably nobody would have (gone) to jail," Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton told the station.