On the heels of a headline-making Bigfoot sighting over the weekend, police in North Carolina are cautioning residents  that they should not shoot the creature if they encounter it.

In a posting to their Facebook page on Tuesday, the Greenville Police  Department expressed concern that a tragic mishap could occur should  someone think they have spotted a Bigfoot and decide to take a shot at  it.

"I think we can say with some confidence that proof of Bigfoot still  eludes us," the message from police says, "if you see Bigfoot, please do  not shoot at him/her, as you'll most likely be wounding a fun-loving  and well-intentioned person, sweating in a gorilla costume."

More on this weird word of warning at the Coast to Coast AM website.