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Man's life saved as mobile phone blocks arrow

By T.K. Randall
March 14, 2019 · Comment icon 11 comments

It turns out that mobile phones can save lives. Image Credit: New South Wales Police
A 43-year-old man in Australia narrowly escaped death this week after his phone was hit by an incoming arrow.
The man's remarkable dice with death occurred in the town of Nimbin in New South Wales on Wednesday after he was confronted outside his house by an attacker who was armed with a bow.

As he raised his mobile phone to take a photograph, the assailant fired an arrow which, through a remarkable stroke of luck, happened to strike the device instead of him.

The phone was knocked back in to the man's face, cutting him, but he was otherwise unscathed.

According to police reports, the attacker was later arrested at the scene.

He has since been charged with armed assault and will appear in court next month.

Source: BBC News | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by aztek 5 years ago
it's Australia, i'm surprised the guy was not charged for protecting himself.,  and taking a picture of an attempted murderer without his connect.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 5 years ago
Finally!! A good use for a mobile phone.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dark_Grey 5 years ago
"Gorilla glass", bro. It will stop an arrow but will also crack from a 3 ft. drop
Comment icon #5 Posted by TripGun 5 years ago
If he hadn't been on it he may not have wandered on the range.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Unfortunately 5 years ago
Lol what? Sure we've had some idiotic charges in the past, but we aren't 'American' bad. Not yet anyway. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Habitat 5 years ago
Certainly should be charged with attempted murder, but law enforcement here is getting weaker.
Comment icon #8 Posted by psyche101 5 years ago
Aztek is just a hater who picks on Australia because our gun laws worked. Don't mind that sad little man. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hawken 5 years ago
Oz needs Arrow Free Zones. That will stop the crimes.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 5 years ago
Yu know what stops the bad archers? Good archers.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
Shoot common shoot I'm recording you ! boing !


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