Hunter shoots deer at Walmart after buck wanders into parking lot

Posted: 4:04 PM, Mar 27, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-27 16:04:05-04


An impulsive hunter is facing charges after gunning down a deer at a Walmart in Burrell Township, Pennsylvania on the first day of hunting season last November.

Arcangelo Bianco Jr. now faces charges of reckless endangerment and five hunting law violations, including shooting on or across a highway and hunting without a license, according to authorities.

“He got out of his vehicle with a handgun and chased this deer through the parking lot, letting off several rounds, and then he ran across Route 22 to further get the deer, then loaded it up into his car and took it to a processing plant,” District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said Wednesday, according to

The lack of a rifle and a hunting license couldn’t keep Bianco from recklessly bagging the 10-point deer, which Wildlife Conservation Officer Jack Lucas told the Indiana Gazette was the “nicest buck I’ve seen taken in Indiana County in a couple of years.”

Bianco Jr. is due in court May 1.