Man uses mobile phone as shield in alleged bow and arrow attack

Saving the day the phone absorbed almost the entire force of the arrow leaving the man almost unscathed

Saving the day the phone absorbed almost the entire force of the arrow leaving the man almost unscathed

A man avoided hospital after being shot at by an alleged bow-and-arrow wielding assailant, with his smart phone absorbing the blow.

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.

A 43-year-old man stopped his vehicle at his driveway at a Nimbin property on Wednesday morning and noticed a man he knew, reportedly armed with the archery gear, NSW police said.

That was the case for a 43-year-old man in Australia who came under attack by another man, according to police.

iPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack

An Australian man used his smartphone as a shield to block an arrow that was sacked at him during a skirmish, according to police.

The attacker then fired an arrow but it hit the resident's smartphone and pierced it.

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. He is due to face court in April.