In a terrifying turn of events, an axe thrown by a Fox news anchor whizzes past its intended target, straight towards an unsuspecting drummer… And hits him.
For Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Prosperie, a member of the West Point Band, playing background music during “Fox and Friends” should have been an easy day at the office, so to speak.
Instead, he had an axe (inadvertently) thrown at him. Don’t worry, he’s in good condition… For being hit with an axe, that is.
According to Prosperie’s Facebook page, he was hit “broadside on the outer elbow with significant impact,” and sustained “a couple of cuts as it fell along my wrist.”
He is incredibly lucky that the throw wasn’t any higher, or it could have been his head.
In all fairness to Pete Hegseth, the show’s co-host and thrower of said axe, the target he was aiming at did not leave much room for error in case of a miss.
I can’t imagine that he has had much practice in the axe-throwing arena, so no one should have expected a clean shot. I guess he will still be known as the news anchor that hit someone with an axe… So there’s that.
Also – who puts a band (or anyone, for that matter) directly behind a target that has axes being thrown at it?
That’s a safety rule I learned almost 20 years ago when I got my first gun – you must always be aware of what is behind your target! It sounds like some folks over at “Fox and Friends” should take a page out of that book before they try anything like this again.