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Omaha Woman Arrested for Climbing Mount Rushmore

Video Credit: KMTV Action 3 News - Duration: 01:49s - Published
Omaha Woman Arrested for Climbing Mount Rushmore
An Omaha woman was arrested and cited for scaling Mount Rushmore.
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Omaha Woman Arrested for Climbing Mount Rushmore

WAS SENTENCEDIN FEDERAL COURTIN SOUTH DAKOTAFOR CLIMBINGMOUNTRUSHMORE.ALEXANDRIAINCONTRO HAD TOPAY A ONE-THOUSANDDOLLAR FINE FORCLIMBING THEFAMED NATIONALMONUMENT.REPORTER PHILBERGMAN DUG INTO THE COURTDOCUMENTS ANDHAS MORE.FOR THOSEVISITING MOUNTRUSHMORE FRIDAYTHEY WERE IN FORA SURPRISE ASOMAHA-NATIVEALEXANDRIAINCONTRO WASARRESTEDFOLLOWING HERCLIMB NEAR THEFOUNDINGFATHER'S FAMOUSFACES.AT APPROXIMATELY7:08 P.M.ON JULY 12 MOUNTRUSHMORERANGERSRESCEIVED A CALLTHAT A PERSONWAS CLIMBING UPTHE NATIONALMONUMENT...ALEXANDRIAINCONTRO WAS ONA TRIP TO THENATIONALMONUMENT WITH19 FAMILYMEMBERSINCLUDING HER 7-YEAR OLD AND 3-YEAR OLD KIDS.RANGERS GOT TOTHE MONUMENTAND ASKEDINCONTRO TOCOME DOWN.ACCORDING TOCOURTDOCUMENTSINCONTRORESPONDED BYSAYING "DO YOUWANT ME TO COMEDOWN FAST ORSLOW" ANDCONTINUED TOCLIMB.THE WOMAN IN THEPHOTO ISASSUMED TO BEINCONTRO.INCONTRO WASFREE-CLIMBINGTHE SCULPTURE,MEANING SHE WASDOING SOWITHOUT ROPESOR A HARNESS ANDWAS ALSO DOINGSO WITHOUTSHOES.THE RANGERSSTATE THAT SHEWAS 15 FEET FROMTHE TOP BETWEENGEORGEWASHINGTON ANDTHOMASJEFFERSON'SHEADS BEFORETURNING AROUND.A WOMAN POSTEDTHIS PHOTO ONINSTAGRAMFRIDAY.INCONTRO MADE ITDOWN SAFELY ANDWASHANDCUFFEREDAFTER SHE SAFELYMADE IT DOWN THEMOUNTAIN.AMBULENCEPERSONNELIDENTIFIED MINORWOUNDS ON HERFEET ANDSCRAPES ON HERARMS AND LEGSBUT NO SERIOUSINJURIES.AT HER TRIAL INFEDERAL COURT INSOUTH DAKOTAMONDAY THEJUDGE DROPPEDTHREE OF THECHARGESINCLUDINGTRESPASSING BUTKEPT THECLIMBING MOUNTRUSHMORECHARGE...ALONG WITH THEONE-THOSANDDOLLAR FINE SHEHAD TO PAY A 30-DOLLARPROCESSING FEE.REPORTING INOMAHA, PHILBERGMAN, 3 NEWSNOW.WE TALKED THISAFTERNOON WITHA SPOKESPERSONFOR MOUNTRUSHMORE.SHE SAID ARRESTSFOR CLIMBING THEMOUNTAIN HAPPENOCCASIONALLYAND THEYWOULDN'TCOMMENTFURTHER ON THEMATTER.WE ALSO REACHEDOUT TOINCONTRO'SPUBLIC DEFENDERAND THE RANGERWHO FILED THEREPORT BUT WEHAVEN'T HEARDBACK.




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