PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Western Pennsylvania is well-known for its deer hunting.
In fact, an Academy Award-winning film “Deer Hunter” was shot here.
But a man from Derry Township is accused of taking it too far, when he shot and killed a deer in a Walmart parking lot in Indiana County.
Arcangelo Bianco, 40, was held for trial today on several charges.
KDKA’s Paul Martino was at his hearing Wednesday.
Bianco did his best to dodge cameras as he went into court. After he was held for trial, he didn’t have much to say.
“The truth will come out,” he said.
Bianco says the truth will come out about what happened in this Walmart parking lot, which was crowded with Thanksgiving shopper last November.
Dominic Hewitt, is a Walmart employee. He says he saw the whole thing.
Hewitt says he saw Bianco jump out of his truck, right about at the lawn and garden center, started chasing the deer through the parking lot, across the street and into a lady’s yard. He says it took Bianco five shots to bring down the deer.
Bianco is charged with recklessly endangering another person. And they say he didn’t even have a hunting license. Officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission say there’s no excuse for what he did.
“It’s obvious,” said Jack Lucas with the state Game Commission. “When you’re in a Walmart parking lot, that speaks for itself.”
Meantime, Bianco’s lawyer won’t talk about what happened in that Walmart parking lot last November.
The Game Commission says Bianco took the deer to a meat processor. They recovered the carcass and they say a security camera captured some of Bianco’s encounter with a deer in the Walmart parking lot.