|Pennsylvania Man Says Bigfoot Vandalized His Winnebago|
On Friday October 19,2012 PennLive.com published an article about a Pennsylvania man who claimed his Winnebago was vandalized by Bigfoot. Embedded directly below is the first video, further down the post is the new video from ABC news.
In the original article (below) the local police, lawyers and the game commission all consider how they would arrest, prosecute Bigfoot and whose jurisdiction Bigfoot is in. Below are partial clips from the original story :
BY JOE ELIAS AND NICK MALAWSKEY, The Patriot-News
Enlarge DAN GLEITER, The Patriot-News
If state police catch the vandal who threw rocks at John Reed’s motor home in Lykens earlier this month, the perpetrator could face criminal mischief charges.Not big news. But state police troopers better have strong handcuffs if they make the arrest.“It wasn’t a person. I didn’t see any clothes or coat or anything like that,”John Reed 39, of Lykens, says a Bigfoot type of creature is responsible for damage to his Winnebago, located on state game lands in Jefferson Twp., upper Dauphin County. Reed is a member of Lykens Valley Sasquatch Hunters. 10/19/2012 DAN GLEITER, The Patriot-NewsBigfoot Spotted by Lykens Man gallery (8 photos)The accused is Bigfoot, according to the complaint that state police issued Friday morning. The cops description lists the suspect as very large, brown in color and walks somewhat hunched over.According to Reed, who filed the complaint, a Bigfoot type of creature is responsible for smashing the windows and taillights out of his 1973 Dodge Winnebago.“It wasn’t a person. I didn’t see any clothes or coat or anything like that,” said the 39-year-old Reed, who is a member of Lykens Valley Sasquatch Hunters. “I don’t think it was a bear, it didn’t move like a bear.”The incident took place just after midnight along a dirt road off White Oak Road in state game lands in Jackson Twp.State police at Lykens issued a press release later Friday morning saying they were investigating it as a criminal mischief complaint. When contacted, the trooper said the investigation is not being actively pursued, pending further evidence.Nor, he said, is Bigfoot likely to menace any area residents — this is the first complaint the state police have received.But should the Sasquatch in question be apprehended, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward M. Marsico Jr. said his office would prosecute the Sasquatch.“We have been searching for him for years,” Marsico said with a laugh. “We would be glad to prosecute, assuming the elusive thing is captured.”
Skip a few paragraphs and then we get to the Jurisdiction question:
Even if Bigfoot did exist, it may not fall under the commission’s jurisdiction anyway, he said. “I think the question is whether or not the Game Commission would have jurisdiction on a hominid mammal,” he said, adding there is always a debate over jurisdiction when reports are received of whales or dolphins swimming up the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Even though they are mammals, as ocean dwellers they may fall under the auspices of the Fish and Boat Commission. “Being a hominid mammal, this may be something under the Department of Health ... or it is a matter for the state police” Feaser said.
ABC News picked it up with this to report with accompanying video:
A Pennsylvania man has his eye on a large, furry and elusive suspect who he accused of vandalizing his 1973 Dodge Winnebago.
John Reed, a self-described Bigfoot tracker since the age of 10, said he was camping with his girlfriend when he saw the creature walk past his motor home window. Reed said the Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, reportedly threw rocks at his mobile home’s outside light to escape discovery.
Reed, who is the founder of the Lykens Valley Sasquatch Hunters, and his girlfriend, jumped into their truck and gave chase, making special ‘Bigfoot calls’ to locate the creature.
“As soon as I did it, something stood up on her side of the truck,” he said. ”She seen the eyes glaring in the light of the truck, stood up and walked this way into the woods.”
This alleged sighting is the third time Reed said he has come into contact with the creature.
“Do I believe in Bigfoot? Yes I do,” he said. “Have I had sightings of what I believe to be Big Foot? Yes.”
While police believe the damage may have been caused by vandals, for Reed it was a warning from Sasquatch to get off his territory.
PennLive.com: Man who claimed Bigfoot damaged his Winnebago is a member of Lykens Valley Sasquatch Hunters
ABCNews.com: Pennsylvania Man Says ‘Bigfoot’ Vandalized His Winnebago RV