Australian man uses smartphone as shield against arrow

Blanche Robertson
March 14, 2019

According to media reports, a man from Australia was attacked by a flying arrow at his home on Wednesday.

The arrow pierced through the man's smartphone, causing it to hit him in the chin, police said.

The 43-year-old from Nimbin was getting out of his vehicle Wednesday when a man he knew was standing outside his residence holding a bow and arrow, New South Wales Police said.

Miraculously, the arrow pierced the man's iPhone, going through the device and coming out the other side, but only knocked his face, leaving him with a small cut but otherwise unharmed.

Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you.

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The police statement did not identify the model of the phone.

The 43-year-old was left with a small laceration that did not require medical treatment.

He was taken to Nimbin Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage.

Officers arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday 15 April 2019.

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