Man charged for shooting deer from Wal-Mart parking lot

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - They say you can get almost anything at Wal-Mart. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission says one deer hunter took it too far.

Arcangelo Bianco Jr. is charged with reckless endangerment and hunting law violations for allegedly shooting across a highway to kill a 10-point buck he spotted in a Wal-Mart parking lot in November.

Bianco, 40, faces a preliminary hearing May 1. His attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment Wednesday on charges reported by the Indiana Gazette.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Jack Lucas says Bianco fired several shots in the parking lot from a handgun then retrieved the deer from the side of the highway opposite the store, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh.

"Obviously, we can't have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer," Lucas told the Gazette.

Lucas says the buck is one of the nicest taken in the county in recent years.