Sometimes we may feel a bit like slapping the person on the telly, but I don’t know who would want to thump TEN’s Hamish MacDonald.
But that’s what happened to the TEN presenter in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Monday.
MacDonald and a friend were subjected to a beggar but declined his request for money.
When the man then set about asking for money from a group of girls, MacDonald intervened.
“I walked over towards them and asked him to leave the girls alone and then he started chasing me and basically belted me in the mouth,” he tells News Limited.
MacDonald received two stitches to his mouth and the incident was reported to police.
“It is kind of ridiculous. I came out of Libya and Egypt unscathed and then I’m just minding my own business in the park and my teeth get knocked through my lip.”
Last year A Current Affair‘s Elise Mooney was assaulted while she was on assignment in Melbourne.
As they once said on Hill Street Blues, “And remember…. let’s be careful out there.”