During Tuesday night’s Weather Channel coverage of Winter Storm Leon, Jim Cantore was broadcasting live from the College of Charleston when he was attacked by a shrieking heckler. “Yeeeeeeaaaaah!” screamed the young rabble rouser before Cantore kneed him in the groin.
Unfazed by this non-weather related disturbance, Cantore finished his live shot, deadpanning, “Obviously here at the College of Charleston, they’re already having a good time!”
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“Things like this are known to happen. In fact, something similar happened to Eric Fisher, former meteorologist for The Weather Channel, during Hurricane Irene,” explained Weather Channel spokeswoman Jazmine Maddox. “Our meteorologists are out in severe weather to provide the best coverage and keep people informed and aware of the power of weather.”
Watch Jim Cantore’s jujitsu move below: