Don’t go deer hunting with a handgun in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart…
An Indiana County man is facing several charges, after wildlife officials say he went deer hunting in a Walmart parking lot.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 40-year-old Arcangelo Bianco Jr., fired several rounds from a handgun at a 10-point white-tailed deer from within the Burrell Township store’s parking lot, and then bagged the animal near Old William Penn Highway.
The alleged shooting happened last November, while Bianco was shopping at the store, and then saw the buck in the parking lot.
According to charging documents, the deer ran around a corner of the store, and Bianco hopped out of his truck, gun in hand, and “began firing multiple rounds at the deer.”
Bianco faces a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, as well as several hunting violations, including hunting without a license, shooting on or across highways and unlawful killing or taking of big game.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 1.