Unfortunately, you missed the door-to-door salesman. He's escaped down the street and it's not really worth chasing him.
But now you do have to walk about 50 feet to retrieve your axe, which is no fun since you don't have your shoes or pants (or, in fact, any clothing at all) on. What now?
You should have used a boomerang axe, like this one built by Instructables member bricobart. When he throws it and misses his target, it'll come right back to him. That's handy!
Here's bricobart's story of what inspired him to build the boomerang axe:
A few years ago I was exercising my axe throwing technics (don't ask me why I was doing thàt), and too bad for me a few people saw me busy. I'll skip the details, but know that I ended my day in the local police headquarters, where a few dozens officers did great efforts to explain me that throwing axes in retirement home gardens was really really bad. And that my dad would come to pick me up the next morning. In the meantime I learned also that even walking with axes seemed to be out of the law.
This doesn't actually explain his reasoning, but far be it from me to argue with a man who has a boomerang axe.