Moose riding suspects make first court appearance

Jaysun Pinkerton and Bradley Crook were both handed fines for their roles in the 'Moose Riding' incident that happened in July of 2014

FORT NELSON, B.C. – The two Fort St. John men that were seen in a viral video from last year appearing to be riding a moose, made their first court appearance on Monday afternoon in a Fort Nelson courtroom.

Jayson Pinkerton and Bradley Crook have both been charged with 3 charges under the wildlife act.

Those charges are: Harass wildlife with a motor vehicle, Attempt to capture wildlife, and hunt/take/would/kill big game while it is swimming.

If convicted, the pair could face maximum fines of $100,000, six months in jail, or a combination of both.

The next court appearance for the two is September 12 at 2:00 pm.