Yep. It was a hoax. And man, are they in truuuuubbbblllle... http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,408082,00.html
And if you are so inclined, you can buy the costume online: http://www.thehorrordome.com/.
You know, this guy kind of looks like one of the Stinkin' Apes in the "Planet of the Apes" starring Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg.