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National Park Rangers arrest man caught on camera harassing bison

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -

A 55-year-old Pendleton, Oregon man was arrested in Glacier National Park last night after authorities say a video of him harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park went viral. 

Glacier National Park Rangers apprehended Raymond Reinke Thursday night following an incident earlier this week where he was captured on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park. 

"We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks on this arrest," said Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk. "Harassing wildlife is illegal in any national park." 

Authorities say Reinke had been traveling to multiple national parks over the last week. On July 28, he was arrested by rangers at Grand Teton National Park for being drunk and disorderly. He spent the night in jail and was released on bond. 

After his release, rangers say he went to Yellowstone National Park. Rangers stopped his car for a traffic violation on July 31. He appeared to be intoxicated and was argumentative, according to rangers. He was cited as a passenger for failure to wear a seat belt. Rangers believe after that incident, he encountered the bison. 

On Thursday, Yellowstone rangers connected Reinke's recent history in the National Parks, and after seeing the video with the bison, requested his bond be revoked. The request was granted and a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

Knowing he had plans to head to Glacier National Park, rangers began looking for his vehicle. However during the search, rangers were called to the Many Glaciers Hotel because two guests were arguing and creating a disturbance in the hotel dining room. 

Guess who one of those arguing guests turned out to be? Yep. Reinke. 

Reinke was arrested and transported to Yellowstone jail. 

He is scheduled to make a court appearance Friday. 

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