Famous Actor Did What?!

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Demonstrating that movie stars do as they please because they have a lot of money, Yellowstone National Park has issued actor Pierce Brosnan a fine and is requiring him to pay several fees after he walked through an off-limits thermal area in the park.

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the District of Wyoming, the 70-year-old actor was fined $500 for the incident and is required to pay a $1,000 community service payment to the Yellowstone Forever Geological Fund. He is also required to pay a $30 court processing fee and a $10 special assessment.

Brosnan pleaded guilty to foot travel in a thermal area of the park “on or about Nov. 1, 2023.” Likewise, the actor posted photos of himself standing on a thermal feature at Mammoth Hot Springs to his Instagram page.

The DOJ stated there were signs posted in that area that warned visitors of the risks of thermal features and required tourists to stay on the designated boardwalks and trails in the area.

Yellowstone National Park release stated that “The National Park Service (NPS) reminds Yellowstone, visitors that the ground in thermal areas is fragile and thin, and scalding water is just below the surface. Therefore, trespassing on thermal features is dangerous and can harm delicate natural resources within the park,”

“Additionally, the park was established primarily to protect these hydrothermal areas. NPS encourages visitors to exercise extreme caution around thermal features by staying on boardwalks and trails,” it continued.

The U.S. attorney’s office asked the court to sentence Brosnan to two years of probation and the maximum fine of $5,000.

Moreover, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Hambrick compelled Brosnan’s sentence Wednesday in Mammoth, Wyoming.

In an online post, Brosnan called himself an environmentalist and said he has the “utmost respect and love for our natural world.”

However, he stated that he made an impulsive mistake, which he did not take lightly when he entered a covered-in-snow thermal area in the park to take a photo. He said that he did not see the “no trespassing” sign posted.

Brosman apologized for his transgression and regretted what he did to a sensitive area. “Yellowstone and all our National Parks are to be cared for and preserved for all to enjoy. #StayOnThePath,” he ended.

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