UPDATE 8/24/18: A federal judge in Wyoming has sentenced Reinke to 130 days behind bars.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (CBS Local) – A man was nearly gored after being caught on video taunting a bison in Yellowstone National Park, and he’s been arrested.
The man was not injured, but the encounter that was filmed by Lindsey Jones, is gaining a lot of attention. It shows the man agitating the wild animal while other vehicles lined the road.
At one point in the video the bison charges the taunter, but doesn’t appear to have made contact with the man.
Glacier National Park rangers arrested Raymond Reinke after police were called to stop a disturbance at a local hotel dining room. According to KPAX-TV, the 55-year-old was on a trip visiting several national parks and had already been arrested on July 28 for drunk and disorderly conduct.
A new arrest warrant was issued for Reinke after several wildlife harassment incidents were reported, including the viral video the Oregon resident was seen in at Yellowstone.
According to Yellowstone National Park, “Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal. Bison are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans. Always stay at least 25 yards away from wildlife.”
[H/T CBS Denver]