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March 28, 2013 at 6:30 AM   |   Comments

Man allegedly shot buck at Walmart

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa., March 27 (UPI) -- Authorities in Pennsylvania said a man faces charges including reckless endangerment for allegedly shooting a white-tailed deer in a Walmart parking lot.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Arcangelo Bianco Jr., 40, used a handgun to shoot the deer in the parking lot of the Resort Plaza Walmart in Blairsville in November and bagged the buck on the other side of the road, The Indiana (Pa.) Gazette reported Wednesday.

In addition to misdemeanor reckless endangerment, Bianco faces five hunting-related summary charges, including hunting without a license, shooting on or across highways and unlawful killing or taking of big game.

"Obviously, we can't have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer," wildlife conservation officer Jack Lucas said.

The case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 1.


Texas students strike down pot proposal

AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 (UPI) -- The University of Texas student government struck down a proposal to support ticketing rather than arresting people possessing less than 4 ounces of marijuana.

The proposal, which would have been non-binding and wouldn't have required campus police to abide by it, was struck down Tuesday after student government members objected to the idea of issuing tickets instead of arrests for amounts of marijuana under 4 ounces, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Wednesday.

"Students come to this university ... to change the world and not to get high," student government member Perry Pickei said.

Supports said the proposal would have saved money for university police and keep students and staff members safe.

University Police Chief Robert Dahlstrom, who was present at Tuesday's meeting, said it is department policy to issue tickets instead of arrests for less than 2 ounces of marijuana. He said the decision of whether to arrest students carrying less than 4 ounces of marijuana is left up to the discretion of officers.


Police: Suspect had to-do list of crimes

WEYMOUTH, Mass., March 27 (UPI) -- Massachusetts police said a man busted trying to break into a house had a to-do list with tasks including finding drugs and committing an altruistic act.

Investigators in Weymouth said they responded Friday to a report of a man carrying a bag and knocking on doors, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass., reported Wednesday.

The witnesses said they saw the man break into a garage and confronted him. They said he told them he was going door-to-door conducting a survey about opening a marijuana dispensary.

Officers arrived around 5 p.m. and witnessed Evan Dorsey, 25, knocking on a side door of a home, taking insulin and other supplies from a package on the doorstep and attempting to pry open the door.

Dorsey was arrested and found to be in possession of a blackjack, other burglary tools and about two dozen pieces of jewelry he could not explain.

Police said he was also carrying a notebook with a to-do list including reminders to find crystal meth, find cocaine, get a gold watch, conduct a break-in or rob a drug dealer, sell drugs and perform an altruistic act for a stranger.

"This is a first for us," police Capt. Richard Fuller said. "Those aren't things you would normally put on your daily to-do list."

Dorsey was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, larceny of drugs, possession of Class E drugs, possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property over $250, receiving stolen property $250 or less, carrying a dangerous weapon and attempting to commit a crime.


TSA agent pepper sprays colleagues

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Six Transportation Security Administration workers at a New York airport were taken to a hospital when one inadvertently fired off pepper spray, police said.

Port Authority police said TSA agent Chris Yves Dabel found the pepper spray container Tuesday at the Terminal 2 security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport and believed it was a laser pointer, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

An airport source told the post Dabel was "playing around with it" when the canister fired pepper spray at five his fellow TSA agents, causing all six to be taken to Jamaica Hospital.

Security checks at the airport were halted for at least 15 minutes due to the incident, police said.

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