Friday, May 15

Newsbreak: Park Workers Fired After Peeing In Old Faithful

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Park workers fired after peeing in Old Faithful

Yellowstone officials tipped off by webcam viewer
Image: Old Faithful Geyser
Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser is next to the Old Faithful Inn at right. Two people who worked there allegedly urinated into the protected area.
National Park Service via AP File



CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two seasonal Yellowstone National Park concession workers have been fired after a live webcam caught them urinating into the Old Faithful geyser.

Park spokesman Al Nash said a 23-year-old man on Tuesday was fined $750 and placed on three years of unsupervised probation for urinating, being off trail in a restricted area and taking items from the area. The man also was banned from Yellowstone for two years.

The second employee's case is pending.

The park's dispatch center was called after someone watching a webcam on the geyser saw six employees leaving the trail and walking on Old Faithful on May 4.

The geyser was not erupting at the time.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts general manager Jim McCaleb said the former concession workers were hired at the Old Faithful Inn and that such incidents were rare.





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