No Charges for skinning up
Finally, justice has prevailed in the case of a 78 year old man who was arrested a few weeks back for skinning up hill at Jackson Hole, full story below:
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Officials with a Wyoming ski resort said no charges will be filed against a 78-year-old man arrested while trying to ski uphill.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort officials said Ronald Fleck was arrested Feb. 5 after ski patrol members spent 3 1/2 hours attempting to convince the man to turn around while he was trying to ski uphill to watch his granddaughter's ski race, the Jackson Hole Daily reported Monday.
Fleck was arrested on suspicion of trespass, interference, unsafe skiing and theft of services. However, Jerry Blann, president of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, said no charges will be pressed.
"Once he was removed, the safety issue, which was our primary concern, was removed," Blann said Friday.
Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen said his department is dropping the matter.
"Pretty much from the beginning of this thing, we didn't see any reason to move forward with the criminal prosecution," he said. "We're fine with it."