Yellowstone Tourist Uses Old Faithful as a Urinal

Sep 19, 2018

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When ya gotta go, ya gotta go… Just not in Old Faithful, please. In another case of tourists behaving badly, a Colorado man was arrested after urinating in the famous Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Gabriel Villalva, 27, left hundreds of tourists speechless when he walked off the boardwalk up to Old Faithful, urinated into it and then laid down and put his head directly inside. Luckily for Villalva, his face (and other body parts) weren’t scalded by the near-boiling water and steam that erupts from the geyser.

Authorities later caught up with Villalva in the parking lot, where he refused to cooperate. He reportedly started singing and smoking a cigarette in defiance until he was threatened with a taser gun. Villalva was charged with disorderly conduct, walking off-trail in a thermal area and two counts of interfering with an agency function. These aren’t unusual charges for the man, considering he had been arrested for disorderly conduct twice earlier this year and once back in 2016.

A Yellowstone park ranger can be heard yelling at the man, demanding that he return to the boardwalk in a video posted to YouTube. (Editor’s note: viewer discretion is advised.)

Featured image by William Campbell / Getty Images.

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