Man's phone protects him from being shot with arrow

Tom Flanagan
News Reporter

A NSW man has had a remarkable brush with death after an arrow fired at him struck the phone he was using to take a photo of the alleged perpetrator.

The 43-year-old, from Nimbin, 60km west of Byron Bay in the state’s north, was arriving at his home when he spotted a man known to him allegedly armed with a bow and arrow at about 9am on Wednesday.

He got out his car and tried to take a picture of the man who then allegedly fired an arrow at him.

The arrow pierced the phone, saving the man from serious injury. Source: NSW Police
A 39-year-old man has been charged over the incident. Source: NSW Police

The arrow struck the mobile phone, penetrating the device and emerged on the other side.

The man miraculously avoided any serious injuries, with the arrow only causing a minor laceration on his chin.

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 April 15.

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