Enter Arcangelo Bianco Jr., of Indiana, Pa., who spotted a 10-point passing through the Walmart parking lot while he was on his way to do some shopping. Thinking quickly, Bianco grabbed a handgun from his truck and chased the buck around the corner of the building, firing multiple rounds at the deer. He pursued the deer across a nearby highway, according to the Indiana Gazette, where he finished it off, loaded it into his truck and took it to a meat packing shop for processing.
Law enforcement officials got involved when concerned shoppersâ€”busy with Thanksgiving shoppingâ€”called 911 to report a man running through the Walmart parking lot firing a weapon at a deer.
Unfortunately for Bianco, the whole thing was also recorded on video surveillance cameras posted outside of the building. Bianco faces charges for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and a handful of hunting violations. He stands accused of hunting without a license, but not for hunting out of seasonâ€”he killed the buck last November during Pennsylvania whitetail season.
â€śObviously we canâ€™t have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer,â€ť Jack Lucas, the wildlife officer investigating the case, told the Gazette. â€śIt was the nicest buck Iâ€™ve seen in Indiana County in a couple of years.â€ť