LAS VEGAS — A promoter who offered to take men on "Hunting for Bambi" safaris in which they could hunt down naked young women with paintball guns admits that it was a hoax and now faces misdemeanor charges, the mayor said Friday.
Promoter Michael Burdick could get six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for operating without a proper business license, Mayor Oscar Goodman said.
"I'll do everything I can to see this man is punished for trying to embarrass Las Vegas," Goodman said.
Burdick called the misdemeanor summons a waste of taxpayer money.
"I have a license; it's hanging on my wall," Burdick told Associated Press before cutting off questions.
Burdick found himself in the target of women's groups after he told a Las Vegas TV station that he was selling reservations to men willing to pay $5,000 to $10,000 to hunt down naked women in the desert.
Las Vegas officials investigated and said Burdick admitted that the safaris were just a hoax intended to promote the "Hunting for Bambi" videos that Burdick sells. The videos are marketed as depicting nude women being hunted by men who have paid for the privilege.