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Man seen walking near Old Faithful escapes charges

The man disappeared before park ranger arrived
Posted at 8:24 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 10:24:25-04

Yellowstone National Park officials tell MTN News that the man seen walking dangerously close to Old Faithful on Saturday escaped without being arrested.

You can see how close the man walked to Old Faithful geyser in this citizen video. Park staff followed the man as he left the geyser, but he disappeared into the crowded parking lot and by the time a park ranger arrived he had left the area.

A park spokesperson tells us that unlike some other recent offenders in thermal areas, there is not a close picture of this man, and no one got a license plate number or description of his vehicle.

Another man who walked off the boardwalk at Grand Prismatic Spring, was caught thanks to a visitor tip. He received a $1,040 fine and four days in jail.