July 2, 2009

Conn. ‘Sasquatch’ a costumed teen

Police in Connecticut said a Sasquatch sighting reported by a motorist turned out to be a teenager in a gorilla costume.

Authorities said a woman driving on Unquowa Road in Fairfield called police at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and reported she almost hit Sasquatch, the Connecticut Post of Bridgeport reported Thursday.

The woman described the creature she spotted on the road as 8 feet tall, hairy and with legs like tree trunks. She said the creature covered its eyes and ran into the woods after she switched on her high beams.

Police said they searched the area and instead of discovering the legendary creature, they found a 16-year-old boy in a gorilla costume. They said the teenager admitted to standing at the side of the road and waving to cars.

The officers turned the boy over to his parents.