National Park Rangers arrest man caught on camera harassing bison

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As for the man who taunted the bison, the National Parks Service calls the incident "reckless, risky and illegal". "Harassing wildlife is illegal in any national park", Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said in a statement.

Reinke, who has been visiting several national parks, had already been arrested July 28 in Grand Teton National Park on suspicion of drunk and disorderly conduct, according to a news release from the Park Service. Officials say Reinke appeared to be intoxicated and was argumentative.

The man gesticulated wildly as he ran toward a bull bison whose crossing had stopped traffic on a park roadway, prompting the animal to charge at him.

But later that night, rangers received reports that Reinke was harassing other wildlife and gave him a citation.

In a video that's since gone viral and sparked outrage internationally, a man who officials said is Reinke can be seen wearing blue shorts, a turquoise shirt, and white socks without shoes.

"Seeing the egregious nature of the wildlife violation, the assistant USA attorney requested his bond be revoked", the Park Service said in Friday's announcement of Reinke's arrest. The request was granted and Thursday evening, a warrant was issued for Reinke's arrest.

Reinke had been traveling to multiple national parks over the last week, the NPS stated.

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Once again, his own behavior provided the needed assistance, as shortly thereafter law enforcement officers were called to the dining room at Many Glacier Hotel, where two guests were involved in a loud argument and disturbance.

It just so happened that Reinke allegedly was one of the people arguing.

He was later booked into the Yellowstone Jail. He has been transported to the Yellowstone Jail and was scheduled to appear in court Friday, August 3rd.

Reinke was later cited after another Yellowstone visitor took video of him walking up to a bison in a roadway congested with stopped cars and waving his arms.

From there he moved to Yellowstone National Park.

Upon his arrest, Yellowstone officials revealed Reinke having spent the past week traveling to different national parks causing disturbances. He was cited in that instance for failing to wear a seatbelt as a passenger.

"Feeding, touching, teasing, frightening or intenentional disturbing of wildlife".

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