CLAREMORE, Okla. - A Bigfoot hunt in the woods of Oklahoma took a wrong turn, after a man reportedly heard a “barking noise,” turned around and shot his friend in the back, police say. One of the men told authorities they were hunting for the beast in the woods of Rogers County, Northeast of Tulsa, Saturday night.
The wounded man allegedly shot by Omar Pineda, 21, was not named, and is expected to survive, News on 6 reports. Pineda was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction.
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said Pineda's father-in-law, Perry Don James, 53, threw Pineda's gun into a pond on the property and was arrested on charges of a felon in possession of a firearm and destruction of evidence.
Omar’s wife, Lacey Jane Pineda, 22, was also arrested and charged with obstruction for telling police that someone else shot at her husband and his friend.
Officials say to their knowledge, there have been no Bigfoot sightings in Rogers County.