A 43 year old Australian a man narrowly escaped death, after his mobile phone saved his life from an oncoming arrow shot at him by an assailant outside his home. There is a little more than 1000 ways to die in Australia. It could be a Tarantula-shark clone who’s cousin is a giant desert snake or a Kangaroo kicking you into oblivion. Or it could be just a random arrow coming your way in the middle of day.
Now this incident was incited by the mobile owner trying to take a random photo of his alleged attacker clutching a bow and an arrow in his driveway before the man drew a bow and hurtled an arrow his direction.
“He noticed another man, who is known to him, standing outside his property allegedly armed with a bow and arrow. The resident held up his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man who then engaged the bow and was ready to fire,” New South Wales police spokesperson said.
Luckily the projectile pierced through the victim’s phone, slamming it into his face. The man only suffered a small cut on his chin that otherwise could have been catastrophic.
“It’s alleged the man fired the arrow at the resident which pierced through the man’s mobile phone causing the phone to hit him in the chin. It left a small laceration that didn’t require medical treatment, ” he noted.
The 39-year-old man arrested at the scene was taken to Nimbin Police Station where he was charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offense, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage.
The suspect a 39 years old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Nimbin police station where he was charged with being armed with the intentions of committing an offense, assault resulting in actual bodily harm and malicious property damage. The accused will be arraigned in court next month after being granted conditional bail.