Man Accidentally Shoots Friend During Bigfoot HuntBy: Erika Watts - November 4, 2013
Three people in Rogers County, Oklahoma were arrested after a Bigfoot hunt went wrong. After one of the men involved in the hunt, Omar Pineda, heard a noise and got scared, he accidentally shot his friend with a .9 mm handgun. The injured man is expected to survive, but Pineda and two others were arrested and charged with various offenses.
Pineda and his friend were hunting for Bigfoot on Saturday night when Pineda says he heard a “barking noise.” Pineda was walking behind his friend at the time and says the noise caused him to jerk and shoot his friend in the back. “When you start off with an explanation like that, do you believe anything after that?” Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton asked.
(image) Omar Pineda (left), Lacey Pineda (center) and Perry Don James (right) were arrested after a Bigfoot hunt went wrong.
The 21-year-old man was arrested for reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction. Things only got worse from there. Pineda’s father-in-law, Perry Don James was also arrested for throwing his son-in-law’s gun in a pond. James, 53, was reportedly scared to have the gun on his property because he is a convicted felon. The Rogers County man was booked for having possession of a firearm and destruction of evidence.
Police also arrested Pineda’s wife, 22-year-old Lacey Jane Pineda, for obstruction. Lacey lied to police about what happened and told them that someone else was responsible for shooting the man.
Considering all of the deception and the fact that a dive team spent hours searching for the gun that was thrown in the pond, the Rogers County police were just slightly frustrated. “A situation where probably no one would have went to jail if they would have just told the truth at first but as it unfolds, we had three booked into custody and one in the hospital,” Walton commented.
“The aggravating part of this whole deal is that their dishonesty wasted several man hours of not only the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, but our partners at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office,” Walton said.
So after Pineda’s Bigfoot hunt went terribly wrong and left one man shot and himself and family members facing charges, inquiring minds can’t help but wonder whether Bigfoot sightings are a thing in Rogers County, Oklahoma. “To our knowledge, [there are] no Bigfoot sightings in Rogers County,” Walton said.
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