VIDEO: Police Arrest Repeat Offender Who Challenged Bison To Fight

Raymond Reinke had a series of run-ins with the law that culminated with him challenging a bison.

Yellowstone National Park, WY - A man who was caught on video taunting a bison at Yellowstone National Park was arrested by park rangers on July 28.

Oregon man, Raymond Reinke, had a series of run-ins with the law while touring national parks over a series of days that culminated with him getting out of his car and taunting the bison. (Video below)

In the video, Reinke, 55, began to taunt the bison.

The bison has turned in the opposite direction of Reinke at first but as Reinke walked down the middle of the road he apparently called out to it and caught the bison’s attention.

The bison turned around and Reinke started making hand gestures while posing. The bison charged him and Reinke was able to maneuver and get out of its way.

The bison didn’t appear to make contact with him, although the woman who took the video turned the camera away as the bison made a second charge at Reinke.

“Oh, god, oh, god, I can’t watch,” Lindsey Jones said as she filmed the incident.

But taunting the bison was just one of multiple disturbances Reinke was involved in.

Reinke was cited for drunken and disorderly conduct on July 28 at the Grand Teton National Park in Teton County, Wyoming, according to the Associated Press.

He was released on a $500 bond that required him to follow the law and not drink alcohol.

However, three days later Yellowstone National Park rangers cited him for not wearing a seat belt and stated that he appeared intoxicated, according to park officials. The park rangers did not know of his bond condition that stated Reinke couldn’t drink alcohol.

Yellowstone National Park officials warn visitors to stay at least 25 yards away from bison because they regularly injure tourists, according to the AP.

After the video of Reinke taunting the bison went viral, park rangers in Yellowstone National Park found out about Reinke’s charges in Grand Teton. That’s when an assistant U.S. attorney asked that Reinke’s bond be revoked and that he be arrested.

Reinke had told park rangers he was going to Glacier National Park. Park rangers were looking for him there when they got a report of two guest arguing and creating a disturbance at Many Glacier Hotel. Park rangers identified Reinke as one of those guests and arrested him.

You can see the bison video below:

Comments (11)
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JR White
JR White

I see no reason why the Community Center employee was not charged and the policy of that center should be reviewed. It appears that the center is opposed to law enforcement and is a haven for a juvenile criminal element and should be closed down. Why the officers outside didn't kick the door is beyond me as a crime was being committed in their presence. The officers who refused to kick the door should be terminated along with what ever supervisor implement a rule prohibiting officers to enter where a crime is in progress.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Ship his ass over here to Spain. We'll put him in front of a few bulls in a crowded street, see how he likes it.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

How sad to see a grown a** man challenging a wild animal to fight because the man is lacking in the manhood area. I wonder if he felt that all of his SHORTcomings had suddenly be correct to average because he did something this stupid.

SpartanA2
SpartanA2

In one word. Idiot.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

What this is about is Reinke , a manchild who desperately needs attention and is showing off to the surrounding public what a "badass " he is. He is obviously mentally challenged and deranged . Time is gone for verbal warnings and citations/tickets. Lock him up for a year to "think it over".