KESQ journalist Joe Galli was doing a live TV broadcast from the Westfield Palm Desert Mall in California on Nov. 26 about early-bird Black Friday shoppers when he was heckled by an unidentified man off-camera (video below).
According to Mediaite, the heckler yelled, "F--- her right in the p-----!" which is commonly done to TV news reporters in recent months.
But Galli didn't let the heckler off easy. Instead, the reporter fired back, “That’s exactly what I did with your mother, buddy!”
According to Uproxx, Galli's comeback was edited out of KESQ's online broadcast, but the reporter has seen plenty of support online.
In response to his viral fame, Galli tweeted on Dec. 1: "Everyone keeps calling #savage in comments online. I took some Googling to make sure that's a compliment. #ThanksInternet."