IPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack

An Australian man was able to block an arrow from hitting him after his phone become a shield police said

The arrow went right through the phone, which hit the man in the chin. However, the victim immediately took out his phone to click a picture of his attacker when the man with the bow and arrow shot at him.

A 39-year-old man was taken to the Nimbin Police Station, where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offense, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage, according to the police statement. When the unnamed man raised his iPhone to photograph the attacker, he fired an arrow at him that pierced right through the device.

Now here's where things get weirder.

A mobile phone may have saved the life of a man who came under fire in an alleged bow and arrow attack in rural New South Wales.

A 39-year-old man was charged with “armed with intent to commit an indictable offence assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage
iPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack

This would sound like a tall tale, except the police posted photos on social media of the pierced phone showing the arrow tip extending out through the screen protector.

Police were called and officers from Richmond Police District arrested a 39-year-old man.

He was left with a small laceration that didn't require medical treatment.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Lismore local court in mid-April.

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