WYOMING–A man from Indiana will spend time behind bars because of an incident at Yellowstone National Park.
Kyle Campbell, 31, of Fairmount was scheduled for a group kayaking trip on June 21st. The National Park Service says the guide would not take the group because they were intoxicated, which made Campbell upset.
The staff says he “created a disturbance,” threatened park law enforcement officers, kicked at them, and “injured himself while banging his head in the patrol car.”
Campbell pleaded guilty to several criminal charges. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, five years on unsupervised probation, and is banned from Yellowstone National Park for five years.
Campbell was also ordered to pay $1,550 in fines.
“We understand that people are eager to get out this summer and enjoy our national parks; however, this type of behavior is unacceptable. Thanks to the quick actions taken by park rangers and the park vendor’s security officers, no one was seriously harmed,” said Acting United States Attorney, Bob Murray in a news release. “Stay sober, because unruly and intoxicated behavior will only earn you a spot with the jailbirds rather than enjoying the beauty and adventure of Yellowstone.”