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Man Suspected Of Taunting Yellowstone Bison Arrested At Glacier National Park

06 August 2018

As rangers were looking for Reinke in Glacier National Park, where he had told rangers he was headed, the rangers were called to a hotel because two guests were arguing and creating a disturbance in the dining room.

While the video itself caused many to wonder about the capriciousness of Reinke, it wasn't until Thursday that the universe finally caught up with the OR man following Reinke being taken into custody after an incident at a hotel dining room according to Glacier National Park, Montana rangers.

The viral video of a man, believed to be Reinke, harassing a bison in the roadway is believed to have been captured after that traffic stop.

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. On the night of August 2, Glacier National Park rangers began looking for his vehicle.

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.

We will update this article with a booking photo of Reinke once we receive it. Ot shows him allegedly taunting and harassing a bison this week, according to the Casper Star Tribune.

After the video gained attention online and Yellowstone rangers learned of Reinke's charges in Grand Teton, an assistant USA attorney asked that his bond be revoked. "The request was granted and on the night of August 2, a warrant was issued for Reinke's arrest", the release continued.

Reinke had told rangers that he meant to travel on to Glacier National Park, so rangers there began looking for him on Thursday night.

Reinke was arrested and transported to Yellowstone jail.

Reinke was to scheduled to appear in court Friday. One of those individuals was identified as Reinke.

After his release, rangers say he went to Yellowstone National Park. On the night of August 2, park rangers began to look for the man's vehicle.

And that didn't prove too hard after rangers responded to a disturbance complaint at the Many Glacier Hotel. He was cited in that instance for failing to wear a seatbelt as a passenger. The animal charges him a couple of times, but Reinke doesn't appear to get hurt.

He remains jailed pending a hearing next week and has requested a court-appointed attorney.

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

Man Suspected Of Taunting Yellowstone Bison Arrested At Glacier National Park