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Man's cellphone stops fired arrow

14 March 2019, 04:55 | Devin Moran

Man armed with a bow fires an arrow at a neighbour - piercing the phone and slicing open his chin

iPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack

A man avoided hospital after being shot at by an alleged bow-and-arrow wielding assailant, with his smart phone absorbing the blow.

Police said the incident began when the man drove to his home in Nimbin, in the northern part of the state of New South Wales.

Police say the suspect fired the arrow at the resident which punctured the man's cell phone.

The arrow pierced the phone, saving the man from serious injury.

As the resident got out of his vehicle he raised his phone to take a picture of the armed man, 39. When the unnamed man raised his iPhone to photograph the attacker, he fired an arrow at him that pierced right through the device.




He said he noticed another man, who is known to him, standing outside his property allegedly armed with a bow and arrow.

It caused a small laceration but the man was otherwise unharmed.

Officer's from Richmond Police District were called and arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.

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

He was released on conditional bail and will face court on April 15.



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