TEEN Mom star David Eason has threatened to use his crossbow on a fan who launched at him on social media.
The reality star joked he would use the fan who lashed out at him for killing his family dog as "target practice" as he brandished the ranged weapon.
David, 33, found himself in hot water last year after the news broke that he shot and killed the family dog, belonging to him and wife Jenelle Evans.
It resulted in the parents temporarily losing custody of their three children – and their prime-time TV spot on the iconic MTV show Teen Mom 2.
David took chihuahua Nugget out to the back yard and shot him after the dog displayed "aggressive" behaviour towards their daughter Ensley, four.
It was this that one fan took the chance to allude to in a new video where the father-of-two could be seen brandishing a hunting crossbow.
David filmed himself holding the weapon as he dressed in camouflage and hid among the forest in North Carolina on a hunting trip.
"Feels good to be in the woods," he wrote to his fans, who couldn't help but enquire what the reality TV star was hunting for.
"Hunting for chihuahuas?" one cheeky follower asked, referencing the small dog that was shot in their back yard in the spring of 2019.
"No, just looking for people like you on my land so I can use em for target practice," David hit back in a threatening response.
Teen Mom star Jenelle, 29, opened up about the incident earlier this year, insisting her other half was "apologetic" after the killing.
Appearing on Candace in May, Jenelle recalled: "So basically, it was me, my daughter and my other two kids and David and we were all sitting in the living room and you know, my daughter and the dog were having like a cute little moment.
"So David started filming from far away and then all of a sudden she went to go give the dog a hug and the dog like bit her on the face, almost in the eye.
"Then, after that happened, you know, the way David was raised, he took the dog outside and took care of it himself.
"My kids were inside the house at the time. They did not see anything, did not hear anything. David didn't announce what he was doing or anything."
Candace then asked Jenelle what she meant by saying David was "raised" that way, with the former Teen Mom 2 star explaining: "He's very country.
"I was raised in Pennsylvania, and then he was born and raised in the South. So like if a dog was aggressive, they would put it down themselves.
"And David said, you know, if I took the dog to the humane society, they probably would've done the same thing because of the aggression."
Later in the conversation, Jenelle revealed that David has thought a lot about the incident and has "apologized so much."
Jenelle and David share four-year-old daughter Ensley together, while the former reality star is also the mother to 11-year-old son Jace and six-year-old son Kaiser.
While Jenelle said she initially wanting to keep the particular incident private, it soon became public knowledge and eventually led to the couple being fired from Teen Mom 2.
After they were let go from the show, the controversial pair claimed in a YouTube video that Teen Mom's production team were afraid to work with David and would ask not to go to their house.
In response to the claim, an MTV spokesperson: "MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since.
“Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season."
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