Idiots cited for defacing Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park fans are regular visitors to the Old Faithful webcam: it’s a wonderful window to the iconic feature of the Park, a sure way to lift spirits in the depths of winter, a way to whet appetites before a trip and a great reminder of a completed trip.

The Old Faithful webcam now has a new use: law-enforcement tool. Six concessionaire employees were cited by the National Park Service for trespassing on Old Faithful the evening of May 4 after someone viewing the geyser via webcam informed Park officials about their activities.

In addition to being cited for trespassing on a restricted Park area, two were cited for illegally possessing a piece of a Park natural resource, while two were cited for urinating at Old Faithful.

The six will appear in the future before a federal magistrate to answer the charges.

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