Police Arrest Man Who Taunted Bison At Yellowstone National Park
By Bill Galluccio
August 4, 2018
The man who was recorded on video taunting a bison in Yellowstone National Park was taken into custody by rangers in Glacier National Park, Montana. 55-year-old Raymond Reinke was arrested following a confrontation with another guest at the Many Glacier Hotel.
Reinke has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement this summer as he was visiting national parks across the country, according to a press release from the National Parks Service.
On July 28, he was first arrested by law enforcement rangers at Grand Teton National Park for a drunk and disorderly conduct incident. He spent the night in the Teton County Jail, and was then released on bond. Following his release, he traveled to Yellowstone National Park. Rangers at Yellowstone stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation on July 31. Reinke appeared to be intoxicated and argumentative. He was cited as a passenger for failure to wear a seat belt. It is believed that after that traffic stop, Reinke encountered the bison.
Officials had already issued Reinke a summons that required a court appearance when the video of him taunting the bison went viral. When officials saw the video, they petitioned a judge to revoke his bond and began searching for him.
He had told rangers he was heading to Glacier National Park, and as they began to search for his vehicle, he was arrested for causing a disturbance at the hotel. He was transported back to Yellowstone where he remains in custody awaiting a court hearing.