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Man's life saved as mobile phone blocks arrow


Posted on Thursday, 14 March, 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)

Tags: Phone, Arrow

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by aztek on 14 March, 2019, 17:13
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 on 14 March, 2019, 17:13
Finally!! A good use for a mobile phone.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dark_Grey on 14 March, 2019, 17:56
"Gorilla glass", bro. It will stop an arrow but will also crack from a 3 ft. drop
Comment icon #5 Posted by TripGun on 14 March, 2019, 18:13
If he hadn't been on it he may not have wandered on the range.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Unfortunately on 15 March, 2019, 6:10
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 on 15 March, 2019, 6:22
Certainly should be charged with attempted murder, but law enforcement here is getting weaker.
Comment icon #8 Posted by psyche101 on 15 March, 2019, 6:57
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 on 15 March, 2019, 8:30
Oz needs Arrow Free Zones. That will stop the crimes.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 15 March, 2019, 10:25
Yu know what stops the bad archers? Good archers.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Jon the frog on 15 March, 2019, 11:18
Shoot common shoot I'm recording you ! boing !


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