Man uses phone as shield in bow and arrow attack

A MAN has escaped major injury, by using his mobile phone to stop the full force of an arrow, which was allegedly fired at him by a man he knows.

Police say the 43-year-old had arrived at his home in Nimbin in northern NSW on Wednesday morning, to find another man waiting for him.

The other man was allegedly armed with a bow and arrow, so the resident grabbed his mobile phone to take a photo of him.


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That’s when the armed man allegedly engaged the bow and was ready to fire.

The arrow was allegedly fired at the resident, piercing through his mobile phone (see photo) which then hit him in the chin.

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It left a small laceration that didn’t require medical treatment.

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 where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage.

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

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It left a small laceration that didn’t require medical treatment. The man was transported to an Apple store, but his phone couldn’t be saved.