Pierce Brosnan Pleads Not Guilty of Breaking Rules at Yellowstone National Park

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Apparently James Bond cannot go wherever he wants. GoldenEye star Pierce Brosnan has pleaded not guilty after allegedly violating several policies while visiting Yellowstone National Park. The 70-year-old actor was given citations for “foot travel in all thermal areas and w/in Yellowstone Canyon confined to trails” and “violating closures and use limits.” He was given the citations on November 1.

His court date was originally set for January 23, 2024, at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth, Wyoming. However, his attorney appeared in court to enter the plea as well as file a waiver of appearance at the arraignment and requested a trial setting. The January 23 hearing was canceled. Visitors at Yellowstone National Park are not permitted in certain thermal areas due to safety reasons. The park website states, “In thermal areas, the ground may be only a thin crust above boiling hot springs, and there is no way to guess where a safe path is New hazards can bubble up overnight, and pools are acidic enough to burn through boots, so you must stay in designated walking areas. The park service has established boardwalks for an easy and safe approach to thermal features.”

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If Brosnan is charged, he could face fines or even up to six months in jail, although the latter sounds unlikely. It appears as though Brosnan was inspired by a recent History Channel series called History’s Greatest Heists that he hosted. The series showcased the history of people who snuck into places they shouldn’t and got back out. Many of the episodes were about high-stakes heists and stealing riches, not sneaking into unauthorized areas of parks.


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Brosnan was seemingly taking a break from filming his latest thriller western movie called Unholy Trinity, also starring Samuel L. Jackson. The movie was being filmed right outside Yellowstone National Park, which would make sense as to why he visited the park. On November 1, he shared photos from his time in Montana, even including some sneak peeks of the movie set. Tell us in the comments, have you ever snuck somewhere you weren’t supposed to be? Did you get caught or snuck back out successfully?

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