No, seriously, we can’t call this guy a hunter because he’s not a hunter in any way, shape or fashion compared to those who do things legally and ethically.
But dang, we have to give a laugh for the outright brazen dumbness of Arcangelo Bianco Jr., who last autumn allegedly shot his handgun from a Walmart parking lot in Burrell Township, Pa., and then chased down a 10-point buck. Reports say he finished off the buck with his handgun, loaded it in his vehicle and drove to the processor.
Blue light special on aisle 10, baby! Holy cow!
Bianco’s attorney strongly denies the charges filed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission after a four-month investigation. The 40-year old Bianco allegedly crossed a highway in pursuit of the deer.
“He got out of his car and chased the deer down through the parking lot, and I believe even across Route 22,” Patrick Dougherty, the Indiana County District Attorney, said in this CBS KDKA news channel report.
Charges include a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, hunting without a license, shooting on or across highways and unlawful killing or taking of big game. Interestingly enough, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s violations are stronger penalties than what the township could hit Bianco with, so the PGC is handling the investigation.
“Number one, we’re a big hunting community, and people (who) are legitimate hunters were very upset about this. Number two, people that were at risk in parking lot that night,” said Dougherty.
Read the full report here, along with video.