BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - A Bainbridge Township man told investigators that he fired his firearm twice because he thought Bigfoot was trying to break into his house.
Officers responded to a Lorain Street home in the early morning hours of Oct. 22 after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.
Police found the 60-year-old man that called police. He told officers that he fired a warning shot in his backyard to scare an animal away.
One of the officers asked police if it was a bear that he saw in his yard.
“It ain’t no f****** bear because it was jiggling my doorknob,” the man responded.
According to the man, the creature returned and tried to get his dog, so he fired a second gunshot to scare it off again.
The man said it had to be Bigfoot and described the “creature” as being 7 feet tall, according to the police report. It reportedly returns to his home every night because his neighbors feed the animal bananas, the man claimed.
During questioning, the man told police about a female who was reportedly missing from the area that he believes was taken by the “creature.”
Police asked the man to return to his home and call police if he witnesses anything suspicious again.
Investigators did not observe any large animal tracks in his yard. They also did not notice any signs of intoxication.