Man uses mobile phone as shield in alleged bow and arrow attack


The driver held up his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man, who then allegedly shot at him.

Now, we're off to cherish our own phones.

A 43-year old man from Australia narrowly missed being hit by an arrow, after the object ended up being lodged in his phone on Wednesday.

An Australian man used his smartphone as a shield to block an arrow that was sacked at him during a skirmish, according to police. The first man whipped out his phone to snap a photo of the bow-wielding guy.

The man's damaged phone seen with an arrow through
Man ‘blocked bow and arrow shot with mobile phone’ in alleged home invasion

The 39-year-old alleged shooter was arrested at the scene by police and taken to Nimbin Police Station, where he was charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage.

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

While the arrow also hit the resident in the chin, it only left a small laceration which required no medical treatment. The phone appears to be a complete loss, but its sacrifice was surely appreciated.