COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho – Authorities in Coeur d'Alene said some teenagers out for a Halloween scare got a lot more fright than they bargained for.
According to Kootenai County sheriff's detectives, the group had been at a Halloween party Friday night when they noticed a house under construction. They thought it would be scary, so they went in.
They told investigators that when they saw what looked like one or more bags hanging from the rafters of the basement, they shot some B-B guns and threw hunks of wood at it.
Then they left and came back with a flashlight to discover it was the body of a man who had hanged himself.
When they went back to the party, nobody believed them, so they got someone to go back to the house with them. When they arrived the owner, 65-year-old Norman Giddings, met them with a machete and told them to get down on the ground while he summoned authorities.
Deputies said it's not likely charges will be filed.