"John Bell was enjoying quiet miles in Valley Forge National Historical
Park on Sunday morning when flashing lights prompted a sprint back to
the parking lot. There, two park rangers hit the 56-year-old marathoner
with a $100 fine for running in a park closed during the government
shutdown," reports Runner's World.
Bell, of Chadds Ford in Chester County, is fighting the
citation, the magazine reports.
“After the shock wore off, I thought ‘this isn’t
right,’ they shouldn’t restrict people from exercising and trying to
stay healthy in a public park,” Bell told Runner's World.