Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Man's phone protects him from being shot with arrow

iPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack Man armed with a bow fires an arrow at a neighbour - piercing the phone and slicing open his chin
Jeannette Daniel | 14 March, 2019, 16:59

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 slight bruise was caused by the iPhone that hit his chin by the impact made by the arrow on the Apple phone.

Police say the victim was taking a photo of the man, who is known to him, when he fired the ranged weapon, hitting the phone.

A confrontation occurred outside the man's house in Nimbin, which is approximately 110 miles south of Brisbane.

The 43-year-old first noticed the alleged attacker - armed with a bow and arrow - in the driveway of his home as he left his auto.

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The archer allegedly raised and drew the weapon as the resident took out his mobile phone to take a picture.

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.

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

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