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Yellowstone Workers Fired For Urinating In Old Faithful

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the when-you-got-to-go-you-got-to-go dept.

News 13

A pair of seasonal concession workers at Yellowstone National Park have been fired after being caught urinating in Old Faithful. One of the men has been fined $750, placed on three years probation, and banned from the park for two years. The other is still waiting for his case to be heard. The rogue piddlers were caught when someone watching a webcam on the geyser saw them leaving the trail and walking on Old Faithful. The workers plan on using their newfound free time to find unusual and dangerous things to pee in.

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What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971131)

Its getting to be when you can't even pee in the woods anymore....

What law were they violating?

Re:What? (3, Informative)

BitZtream (692029) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971851)

They weren't in the woods, they were in the middle of an open geyser field. I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to walk up to the geyser itself anyway as its a) dangerous and b) a protected portion of a national park. There are ropes/chains that are meant to prevent you from walking up to it in the first place.

They were fired/fined for being ignorant fucks and getting caught breaking several park rules, a public decency law or two and making everyone that hears about this wonder what other ignorant shit the seasonal workers at yellowstone pull, not cause they pissed in pool.

Moral of the story, if you're going to do this shit, don't let people see you doing it.

Re:What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27977239)

In the "Land of the Free" (you might want to change that moniker, how about "Land of Obedience" , BTW) you break a "public decency law" when you pee in nature? That's one of the crazier things I've heard in a long time.

Re:What? (1)

tecnico.hitos (1490201) | more than 5 years ago | (#27990459)

Moral of the story, if you're going to do this shit, don't let people see you doing it.

They didn't, but they were caught urinating later.

Re:What? (1)

will_die (586523) | more than 5 years ago | (#27993343)

The punishment was for urinating, being off trail in a restricted area and taking items from the area.
The really stupid thing was the park manager saying incidents like this were "rare". I was hoping that something this was unique but rare raises a whole bunch of questions.

Thats nothing... (1)

lupinstel (792700) | more than 5 years ago | (#27972147)

That is nothing... You haven't lived until you have crapped off the side of El Capitan.

Too bad... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27972153)

It's such a predictable geyser. It would have been poetic justice if it had erupted right at that moment.

Re:Too bad... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27974353)

moreso if they had been doing the nasty

Re:Too bad... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27984653)

It wouldn't have been poetic then...

Grammar, grammar, grammar. (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27972261)

three years' probation

rogue piddlers

new-found free time

find more unusual and dangerous things

Ok, I'm done now.

Geolothermal hydrological flushing (3, Funny)

MrTwixter (688762) | more than 5 years ago | (#27984947)

Hey, what is the big deal? It flushes with boiling water automatically twice an hour!

Hence the name of the park (1)

Ssherby (1429933) | more than 5 years ago | (#28007499)

I guess that is why it is called "yellow" stone.

Stupid douchebags (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28063899)

I wish it would it would have gone off and burnt them all to crisp

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