Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone sentenced to 130 days in jail
MAMMOTH, Wyo. — A 55-year-old Pendleton, Oregon man has been sentenced to 130 days in jail after pleading guilty to misconduct in two national parks, including harassing a bison in that stopped traffic in Yellowstone National Park.
Raymond Reinke’s crimes drew national attention when at least one Yellowstone visitor caught his interaction with a bison on video.
VIRAL VIDEO: This video that has been shared over 35 thousand times shows you shouldn’t mess with bison in Yellowstone! This guy was trying to get a little too close to one and it doesn’t seem too happy. (Video courtesy – Lindsey Jones)
Posted by KXLY 4 News on Thursday, August 2, 2018
Reinke pleaded guilty on Thursday during a federal court appearance in Mammoth, Wyoming.
ABC Fox Montana reports Magistrate Judge Mark Carman sentenced him to 60 days in jail for harassing wildlife, 60 days for interfering with law enforcement, and 10 days for disorderly conduct.
He was given credit for 21 days previously served.
Reinke was arrested August 3 in Glacier National Park after being cited for misconduct in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.
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