Man Who Taunted Bison At Yellowstone Was On National Park Crime Spree

Man Who Taunted Bison At Yellowstone Was On National Park Crime Spree

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Man Who Taunted Bison At Yellowstone Was On National Park Crime Spree

That dumbass from that bison taunting viral video at Yellowstone apparently had run ins with officials at least three national parks in under 7 days.

USA Today reports Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton, Oregon was first arrested on July 28 in Grand Teton National Park for drunk and disorderly conduct. He spent the night in the Teton County clink and was released on bond.

On July 31 in Yellowstone a car Reinke was a passenger in was pulled over for a traffic violation and officers reported Reinke seemed to be intoxicated and argumentative. He was cited on scene for not using a seatbelt. The video that went viral is believed to have been filmed after this traffic stop. Reinke was also issued a citation requiring a court appearance that same evening before the park was made aware of the viral video.

On August 2nd officers responded to a disturbance in the dining room of the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park involving an argument between two guests. One of the guests was identified as Reinke.

A warrant for his arrest was issued and he was eventually picked up in Yellowstone:

“We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest. Harassing wildlife is illegal in any national park.” -Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk

The Dickinson Press reports Reinke faces 5 federal charges of being under the influence of alcohol to a degree that endangers himself or others, interference/resisting, making unreasonable noise, storing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and disturbing wildlife. He is currently in Yellowstone Jail and is awaiting his next hearing scheduled on Wednesday.

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