Mirror- This footage captures the moment a father had a brush with death when his excitable five-year-old son accidentally fired an arrow at his head.
The unnamed man, who goes by Reddit username 5yrOldAlmostKilledMe, was trying to set up a wooden target in his front yard, believed to be in America, when the accident happened.
Footage taken from one of the property's CCTV cameras shows the man wrestling with a variety of items on the grass as he attempts to set up the target around 3pm last Friday.
His son is stood nearby wearing a stripy top and jeans, and clutching a bow.
As the man bends down to place a block of concrete behind the target, the boy suddenly fires an arrow which grazes his head.
I don't want to trivialize suicide by saying this, but if your 5 year old son shoots a crossbow at you then he didn't try to kill, you tried to kill yourself. Hey bud, ever heard of the concept of child proofing? There are people out there, psychotic people but people nonetheless, that make sure every drawer and cabinet in their house is inoperable by the hands of a child. Meanwhile, this guy just put a bow and arrow in the hands of his kid and casually turned his back on him. I don't know much about child rearing, but I know that if you give a child anything they are going to do the most dangerous thing they possibly can with whatever you give them. Usually that's just something as simple as sticking a butter knife in an electrical socket or swallowing a Lego, but if you put a fucking firearm in their hands they are most likely going to fire it. Not because they have homicidal tendencies, but because that's what 5 year olds do. They reek havoc. That's why people say you shouldn't have a gun in your house when you have a young child, because kids find ways to get themselves in trouble. Never mind when you give them a weapon, ammunition, and a target to fire it at. Jesus Christ, all this guy was missing was an apple atop his head. He was basically begging to get shot at. I don't feel bad for the dad, I feel bad for this kid. Little guy almost killed his father due to his father's negligence. Probably be traumatized for the next 20 minutes until he completely forgets about it and does something else that puts his health at risk. This is the best I can do as far as parenting advice is concerned, always assume that your kid is either in danger or putting someone else in danger. At least until you send them off to school and it becomes someone else's job for the rest of the day.