Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

08 August, 2018, 13:41 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • Video: This Yellowstone park visitor taunts large bison in the middle of the road

A month prior, on May 2, a 72-year-old Idaho woman was butted in the thigh, pushed and tossed off a trail by a bison near Old Faithful geyser.

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk thanked the officials at Grand Teton and Glacier for assisting in the investigation and arrest.

A man seen in a widely circulated video provoking a Yellowstone National Park bison by waving his arms at the creature, prompting it to charge him, was arrested by rangers on suspicion of harassing wildlife, park officials said on Friday. He was booked into the Teton County jail, stayed overnight, then released on bond. This incident was just one of several run-ins with the law Reinke experienced over the past week in national parks, according to a National Park Service press release.

The press release also stated that Reinke appeared to be intoxicated and argumentative when he was cited and rangers believe the bison incident occurred shortly after the traffic stop. Reinke is now facing a number of charges, including harassing wildlife, which is a federal offense.

"We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest".

De Minaur sets up final with Zverev
It is the first time four players of that age have reached the semi-finals of an ATP World Tour event since Buenos Aires in 1995. Important results: Washington Open: Quarterfinals Men: Stefanos Tsitsipas bt David Goffin 6-3, 6-4; Alex de Minaur w/o.

It was after the traffic stop that Reinke gained worldwide attention after other visitors posted videos on the bison-hazing incident. Yellowstone National Park rangers received numerous complaints from park visitors, and located Reinke that evening, issuing him a citation and requiring him to appear in court. He appeared in USA court Friday and was jailed pending a court hearing next week. The request was granted and a warrant was issued for Reinke's arrest Thursday.

A man was caught on video taunting a bison-who eventually goes from docile to fed up when it decides to fight back and chase the man off the road.

Reinke then gestures toward the woods and makes a snorting noise, similar to one a bison would make. Two guests were reportedly arguing and creating a disturbance in the hotel dining room. Reinke was a passenger in the vehicle and was cited for not wearing a seat belt.

Authorities began looking for Reinke, 55, after a Facebook video surfaced of him beating his chest and yelling at a bison causing the animal to get agitated and charge at him.

Recommended:

  • OpenAI Bots Crush the Best Human Dota 2 Players in the World

    OpenAI Bots Crush the Best Human Dota 2 Players in the World

    OpenAI is scheduled to face an active professional squad at The International 8, which kicks off on August 15. The characters Open AI played were selected by Twitch users, giving Team Human a slight advantage.
    OH  12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race

    OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race

    Sanders came to the state last month to campaign for Thompson, who faced a primary challenge but won easily. Republicans are scrambling to avoid an embarrassing defeat in a seat that the party has held for decades.
    German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

    German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

    Lais, 39, had a previous conviction for child abuse, raising questions why he was allowed to live in a home with a child present. The boy is in foster care and, per his lawyer, doing OK considering what he has been through.
  • Dead fetus found on plane at LaGuardia Airport

    Dead fetus found on plane at LaGuardia Airport

    One of the attendants noticed a large amount of toilet paper in one of the plane's lavatory toilets. Like the airline, LaGuardia Airport addressed the incident but without mentioning the fetus.
    Powerful Cat 4 Hurricane Hector Tracking Close to Hawaii Bringing Swell, Weather

    Powerful Cat 4 Hurricane Hector Tracking Close to Hawaii Bringing Swell, Weather

    Hurricane Hector remains a smaller but very powerful and intense Cat 4 major hurricane with sustained winds of 115kts. The storm was traveling west at 17 miles per hour and had 130 miles per hour maximum sustained winds.
    Mossad behind assassination of Syrian rocket scientist

    Mossad behind assassination of Syrian rocket scientist

    His center was the target of Israeli air attacks last month and in September, the Observatory added. Asbar led the secret unit known as Sector 4 at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center".
  • Oil rises as US  sanctions on Iran stir supply worries

    Oil rises as US sanctions on Iran stir supply worries

    Markets also anticipated an announcement from Washington later on Monday on renewed USA sanctions against major oil exporter Iran. But new data released on Monday showed Saudi Arabia's oil production fell in July by 200,000 bpd from the month earlier.
    Crusaders vs Lions - Report - Super Rugby 2018 - 4 Aug, 2018

    Crusaders vs Lions - Report - Super Rugby 2018 - 4 Aug, 2018

    Scott Barrett's late try sealed the Lions fate and underlined just how hard it is nowadays for sides to win in New Zealand. A problem for the Lions is the Crusaders have no obvious weaknesses.
    Frankfurt airport reopens after evacuation on security slip

    Frankfurt airport reopens after evacuation on security slip

    Frankfurt Airport warned that disruptions to flights "can be expected" and advised passengers to check with their airlines. The alert was resolved shortly after 2.30pm local time and the airport resumed operating as normal.
  • Papa John's sales fall as founder attacks CEO

    The pizza giant, Papa John's, hit an extremely rough patch after the PR nightmare caused by its founder John Schnatter . Executives attributed the decline to "recent events" and reiterated that they are reviewing the company's culture.
    Sized Hail Injures Zoo Visitors, Kills 3 Zoo Animals

    Sized Hail Injures Zoo Visitors, Kills 3 Zoo Animals

    Besides those taken to the hospital, another nine people were treated at the scene, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said. The zoo will be closed on Tuesday so employees can take care of injured animals and fix broken windows and skylights.
    Video captures shark leaping from water near Cape Cod

    Video captures shark leaping from water near Cape Cod

    The Boston Globe identified the man who was just inches from the shark's mouth as a MA state biologist named Greg Skomal. A biologist attempting to observe a great white shark ended up getting a little too close for comfort.


Popular

Calum Chambers 'really excited' after Fulham loan switch
Fulham , who beat Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final last season, look set to deal with life in the top flight. Calum Chambers said he was "really excited" to join Fulham after arriving on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal .

China Pushes Back Against US Tariffs
The full lists of products being considered for 5%, 10%, 20% and 25% retaliatory tariffs can be found here (in Chinese). The Trump administration is weighing an additional round of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Sudbury
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of southern Ontario , including the GTA. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. 'When thunder roars, go indoors'.

Newly Leaked 'Galaxy' Skin in Fortnite Could be a Samsung Exclusive
This seems to back-up previous rumours that Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users will be able to connect to DeX simply with a USB-C cable. The Note 9 is rumoured to have a huge 4,000mAh battery , 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display and 6GB of RAM.

Disney's live-action Star Wars series could cost whopping $100M
Comcast is still locked in a bidding war with Fox for control of Sky, the United Kingdom satellite TV distributor. Total revenue rose 7 percent to $15.23 billion, but missed analysts' average forecast of $15.34 billion.

Agent of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez: West Ham a great option
The Spaniard returned to the Riazor on loan last season but failed to impress as Depor were relegated to the Segunda Division. West Ham have continued their £100million summer spree by signing Lucas Perez - and will swoop for "The Rock" next.

Arsenal set to face Ousmane Dembele competition from Manchester United
World Cup-winning Pogba is back at Carrington after he was allowed an extended break following the tournament in Russian Federation .

Microsoft joins Movies Anywhere with a tempting sign-up promo
According to Movies Anywhere, since its launch nine months ago, consumers have stored more than 135 million movies on the app. Movies Anywhere movies will show up within Microsoft's Movies & TV apps, even if they were bought on competing platforms.

‘Brady Bunch’ house sold to HGTV for home improvement show
After the buyer was revealed he changed his tune, saying he knew HGTV would do "the right thing". The network teased the announcement in a tweet early Tuesday morning.

Rick Gates Denies Embezzling Money From Manafort’s Company To Finance Affair
The testimony came as prosecutors wrapped up their questioning of Gates mid-afternoon Tuesday. "Not happy. Virginia-based Kositzka, Wicks & Co. said in a statement Tuesday it was "shocked by Ms.