A prank caller posing as a “sergeant” seemingly duped MSNBC’s “The Cycle” on Thursday, calling into the program to report that it appeared that Malaysian Flight MH17 was “shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass.”

During the “eyewitness exclusive,” co-host Krystal Ball apparently didn’t immediately realize that she was dealing with a prankster as she went on to ask the caller about his “military training.” The MSNBC producers didn’t cut off the caller either.

“So, it would appear that the plane was shot down,” Ball replied. “Can you tell us more from your military training of what sort of missile system that may have been coming from.”

“Well, you’re a dumbass aren’t you,” the caller said.

“I’m sorry, sir?” Ball asks before MSNBC finally cut to commercial.

The Washington Free Beacon has the video via MSNBC here: