Dumb Old Faithful Stunt Gets Visitor Arrested

Man walks right up to it, which is against the rules, and appears to urinate in it
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2018 11:00 AM CDT
Old Faithful erupts in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.   (AP Photo/Florentine Films and WETA, Craig Mellish, File)

(Newser) – Taunting a bison is not only unwise, it will land you in legal trouble at Yellowstone. The same applies to tempting fate near Old Faithful. An unidentified man has been charged with multiple offenses, including going off-trail in a thermal area, after he appeared to urinate in the famous hot-spring geyser while ignoring orders to move away, reports East Idaho News. "A bunch of the crowd thought he was going to jump," a Michigan woman who witnessed the stunt tells the AP. "We didn't know what was going to happen." A park ranger shouts repeatedly at the man to get back on the boardwalk in a video included with the News story. He eventually does, but not before lying down briefly, and that's where rangers arrested him. (Read more Yellowstone National Park stories.)

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