The two goons who wasted the world's time by claiming they'd found Bigfoot are now finding themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit.
Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer went the full nine yards with a news conference, DNA tests (that showed nothing), and all sorts of empty promises last week. Of course, it was all a hoax -- and, as many had initially suspected, the creature was no more than a frozen Halloween costume filled with some random roadkill.
Now, the company that helped publicize the whole debacle is demanding cash from the country bumpkins. Searching for Bigfoot paid the doofuses $50,000 for the rights to their story, and it's not happy the whole thing's been exposed as fraud.
The good ol' boys from Georgia, for their part, now claim it was all just a big joke and that Searching for Bigfoot is to blame for "blowing it out of proportion." They say they never did it to make money -- even though they're still holding onto that $50K that somehow made it into their hands. Oh yeah, and they're also selling Bigfoot stuff on their own web site.
"It started off as some YouTube videos and a website," one of them told Atlanta's WSB-TV in his first interview this week. "We're all about having fun."
That same man -- who was a police officer in Clayton County, Georgia -- has been fired from the force as a result of the scam.
Smart fellers, those Georgians.