An Australian man used his smartphone as a shield to block an arrow that was sacked at him during a skirmish, according to police.
A man has inadvertendly saved himself from serious injury by catching an arrow with his phone after another man allegedly shot at him in NSW's hippy heartland.
He noticed another man there, who was known to him, armed with a bow and arrow.
By an incredible chance the arrow hit the phone, piercing it but losing enough of its momentum that the tip merely grazed the victim's chin.
According to New South Wales police, a 43-year-old man arrived home on Wednesday to find another man, allegedly armed with a bow and arrow, standing near his property. The reports further suggest that the arrow struck the iPhone, with the arrowhead partly passing through the device.
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A 43-year-old man stopped his auto 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.
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 granted conditional bail to appear in Lismore Local Court on April 15.