Geyser Goofballs Fired by Park Concessionaire
Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the concessionaire at Yellowstone National Park, has fired two of the six workers caught on a webcam defacing Old Faithful Geyser, while one of them was fined $750 by a federal magistrate for defacement of National Park property, according to yellowstoneinsider.com.
In addition, the 23-year-old man charged with urinating on the national icon was placed on three years of unsupervised probation for being in an off-trail restricted area, taking a chunk of the geyser shelf and public urination. He was also banned from Yellowstone National Park for two years.
The case against the second employee is stil pending.
Six concessionaire employees were cited by the National Park Service for trespassing on Old Faithful Geyser the evening of May 4 after someone viewing the geyser via webcam informed park officials about their activities.
The two dismissed by Xanterra were hired as seasonal workers at Old Faithful Inn.