Last weekend during a live broadcast a “Fox & Friends” co-host chucked an ax at a target and boy did things go terribly wrong.
On June 14, Pete Hegseth was promoting an upcoming segment on timbersports when he threw the ax and missed the target, hitting instead a drummer from the West Point Hellcats playing nearby.
Fox did not show the accident on air but video that includes footage from an onlooker’s cell phone has since surfaced and is making the rounds.
Drummer Jeff Prosperie, who escaped with minor injuries because the ax hit him with its “broadside,” feels lucky to be alive. And yes, he’s a little miffed, accusing the Fox host of going “rogue.”
“My leadership told me they were told there would be no axe throwing. I think the anchor person went rogue and decided to throw it,” Prosperie posted on Facebook Saturday.
“He had only thrown it once before in practice for an upcoming segment and they told him to throw it with more force.
“Poor decision, obvious negligence, should not have happened, could have been avoided. When shooting or throwing, always know what is behind your target. Basic safety rule. I'm feeling blessed on Father's day with my 5 children, alive, and with all limbs.”
Mediate tried to get a comment from Prosperie and Fox News but was unsuccessful.