October 25, 2013
Wal-Mart Deer Hunter Gets Probation
By Phil Bourjaily
Arcangelo "Angelo" Bianco, Jr. paid a total of $1,080 in fines, received six months probation, and performed 20 hours of community service for violations committed last year on opening day of Pennsylvania's buck season.
According to The Tribune-Review, Bianco was in the parking lot of the Indiana, Pa., Wal-Mart on the afternoon Nov. 26, 2012, when he spotted a deer, drove his pickup at high speed in reverse to get close to it, opened fire with a handgun and continued shooting at the deer as it crossed a highway and fell in a residential backyard. Bianco then loaded the deer into his pickup and drove away. There were eyewitnesses in the crowded parking lot and security cameras also captured footage of the incident.
Bianco was accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), a Pennsylvania program for first-time non-violent offenders. He was sentenced to probation. By entering ARD, he was able to avoid trial on charges of reckless endangerment, killing or taking big game unlawfully, failing to have a hunting license, discharging a weapon across a highway, discharging a weapon in a safety zone, and using a motor vehicle to hunt illegally.