Michigan Man Arrested for Climbing Mount Rushmore

Local News July 26, 2018


Michigan Man Arrested for Climbing Mount Rushmore

Keystone, SD.   –   A South Rockwood, Michigan, man was arrested for climbing Mount Rushmore. Zachary Schossau, 19, was arrested on July 22, 2018, by U.S. Park Rangers. Schossau appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman on July 23, 2018, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a $30 court processing fee.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the National Park Service remind and caution the public that climbing Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a violation of the law, and offenders will be prosecuted.

The national memorial located in the Black Hills of South Dakota features the faces of President George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt sculpted into the granite mountain face.

“Please be respectful and stay off the Rushmore Memorial,” said U.S. Attorney Parsons. “The terrain is hazardous, and it ends in federal court.”

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