Big week for 27 year old Gabriel Villalva. First he made national headlines for a viral video of him peeing into Old Faithful and then later on in the week he lead police in a wild car chase in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During the chase the Greeley, Colorado native hit a patrol car, drove through the middle of the park and a golf course, and finally set his SUV after hitting a spike strip and continually revving his engine creating sparks which set the blaze.
CNN reports Villalva faces several charges stemming from his actions in Yellowstone including:
– Foot travel in all thermal areas and within Yellowstone Canyon confined to trails.
– Interfere with agency function – Violate the lawful order of a government employee or agent.
– Interfere with agency function – Threaten/resist/intimidate/intent interfere with a government employee.
– Disorderly conduct – creating/maintaining hazardous condition.
Villalva only surrendered in Cheyenne after his SUV was on fire and officers shot him with bean bag rounds. Cheyenne Police are charging him with DUI, fleeing and eluding, destruction of property, reckless driving, and aggravated assault. He’s currently sitting in the clink at Larimer County Jail.
HERE’s the infamous old faithful incident video:
And another video from a seperate incident on the same day: