How An iPhone Saved A Man From Bow And Arrow Attack

Australian man charged after allegedly firing a bow and arrow at another man

A 43-year-old man stopped his vehicle at his driveway at a Nimbin property on Wednesday morning and noticed a man he knew, reportedly armed with the archery gear, NSW police said.

The arrow was allegedly fired after the resident raised his phone to photograph the confrontation - only for the device to become an unlikely shield.

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The resident whipped out his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man who was poised to fire.

A 43-year-old Australian man's mobile phone was the only thing that stood between him and a pointy arrow during an attack in Australia Wednesday morning, according to police.

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The New South Wales police shared this photo of the arrow and the phone.

Sadly, his screen protector was no match for the sharpened arrow. The phone smashed into the resident's chin and caused a small cut but did not require medical treatment.

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Police were called and officers from Richmond Police District arrested a 39-year-old man.

A 39-year-old man was charged with "armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage", police said.

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The alleged attacker is now out on bail and is set to appear in court in April.

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