IPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack

Evarado Alatorre
Marcha 14, 2019

A man in Australia survived a bow and arrow attack after he attempted to photograph the assailant with a phone, which blocked the arrow.

A 43-year-old resident of the New South Wales town of Nimbin was getting out of his vehicle on Wednesday morning when he spotted a man, allegedly holding a bow and arrow, standing outside his home.

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

The archer fired the arrow which pierced the resident's phone causing the phone to fly back into the resident's face.

The man's damaged phone seen with an arrow through
IPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack

The man held his phone up to snap a photo of the armed man, who is alleged to have fired an arrow at the resident, which ended up piercing his phone.

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

A 39-year-old man was taken to the Nimbin Police Station, where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offense, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage, according to the police statement.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Lismore local court in mid-April.

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