CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming’s capital city.
Police said Thursday that they arrested 27-year-old Gabriel Villalva of Greeley, Colorado, after he drove recklessly around Cheyenne, which is a seven-hour drive from Yellowstone.READ MORE: Aurora Police Looking For Armed & Dangerous Carjacking Suspects
Police say they stopped Villalva with spike strips after a 15-minute chase Wednesday. They say he spun his wheels and his SUV caught fire.
Police say they fired beanbag rounds to subdue him.
Yellowstone rangers cited Villalva for walking off boardwalks and within a few feet of Old Faithful on Sept. 14.READ MORE: 2 Vehicles In Denver Medina Alert Now Found
Tourists also captured video of a man resembling Villalva sitting next to one of Yellowstone’s hottest springs.
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