Raymond Reinke, 55, was arrested Thursday after he was stopped by rangers at three completely different nationwide parks in the identical week
The Oregon man who taunted a bison in a viral video has been arrested – nevertheless it seems this wasn’t the primary time he wreaked havoc at a nationwide park.
In reality cops say Reinke was stopped by officers on three separate events at completely different parks all in only one week.
The 55-year-old, who has a prolonged rap sheet, appeared in court docket on Friday and faces expenses together with disturbing wildlife and being inebriated to a level that endangers himself.
Reinke first bumped into hassle at Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming on July 28 for his drunk and disorderly conduct.
After spending an evening in Teton County Jail he was launched on bond and headed to Yellowstone Nationwide Park the place he was stopped for a visitors violation on July 31, in response to
When rangers stopped his car he reportedly seemed to be intoxicated and argumentative. He was cited for failing to put on his seat belt within the passenger seat.
Rangers consider that it was after the cease that he bumped into the bison.
Yellowstone rangers then obtained a number of wildlife harassment experiences and located Reinke, issuing a quotation for a court docket look.
Following his parks stint he was arrested and faces expenses for being inebriated to diploma that endangers himself or others and disturbing wildlife. Pictured left and proper following 2013 arrests in Oregon for disorderly conduct and harassment
He led his streak of disorderly conduct beginning at Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming, then Yellowstone, then Glacier Nationwide Park in Montana over the course of six days
However a couple of days later Reinke skipped off to Glacier Nationwide Park in Montana.
On Thursday August 2 the Yellowstone rangers related the dots and noticed his bison wildlife violation. Consequently, his bond was revoked and a warrant was issued for his arrest that very same day.
Glacier Nationwide Park rangers then started to seek for Reinke, however they did not should look lengthy as rangers obtained complaints of two visitors arguing and making a loud disturbance within the resort eating room.
Certain sufficient, Reinke was a kind of two visitors. He was arrested and transported and booked into Yellowstone jail.
‘This isn’t an on a regular basis prevalence that this teamwork occurs, nevertheless it does when we’ve got alternatives like this. Our rangers do take this very severely,’ Lauren Alley, a spokesperson for Glacier Nationwide Park mentioned to
‘We respect the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton nationwide parks on this arrest. Harassing wildlife is unlawful in any nationwide park,’ Yellowstone Nationwide Park Superintendent Dan Wenk mentioned.
Reinkewas seen in a Fb video taunting a bison at Yellowstone Nationwide Park this week
Reinke was beating his chest and roaring on the animal, inflicting it to get agitated and cost
Reinke made an look in court docket on Friday and faces 5 expenses together with being inebriated to a level that endangers himself or others, interference/resisting, making unreasonable noise, storing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motorized vehicle, and disturbing wildlife.
His subsequent listening to is about for August 8.
Reinke’s week-long streak is only a small a part of in depth rap sheet courting again to 2013, stuffed with a number of disorderly conduct expenses.
He shot to viral fame after he was filmed confronting a bison in a Fb video posted by park goer Lindsey Jones.
Within the clip Reinke beats his chest and yells on the animal, inflicting it to change into agitated and cost at him.
The beast expenses on the screaming Reinke twice, who runs away afterwards. Finally the bison walks away.
Following the incident Yellowstone launched an announcement saying ‘The person’s conduct on this video is reckless, harmful, and unlawful.’
‘We want folks to be stewards of Yellowstone, and a method to do this is to maintain your distance from wildlife. Park rules require folks to remain at the very least 25 yards from animals like bison and elk, and 100 yards from bears and wolves. These distances safeguard each guests and the exceptional expertise of sharing a panorama with 1000’s of freely-roaming animals. Individuals who ignore these guidelines are risking their lives and threatening the park expertise for everybody else,’ the assertion added.
The video was filmed by park goer Lindsey Jones and shared on Fb. The footage shortly went viral, sparking an investigation
‘We want folks to be stewards of Yellowstone, and a method to do this is to maintain your distance from wildlife,’ Yellowstone mentioned in an announcement