Australian man uses smartphone as shield against arrow

  • Australian man uses smartphone as shield against arrow

Australian man uses smartphone as shield against arrow

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.

A 43-year-old resident of the New South Wales town of Nimbin was getting out of his vehicle on Wednesday morning when he spotted a man, allegedly holding a bow and arrow, standing outside his home.

In a stroke of good luck, an Australian man who had an arrow fired at him managed to block the shot with his mobile phone.

The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said.

Nimbin is 70km west of Byron Bay and is best known for being the marijuana capital of Australia.

The 39-year-old archer fired the arrow at the resident when he raised his phone to photograph the skirmish.

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.

While the arrow also hit the resident in the chin, it only left a small laceration which required no medical treatment.

The 39-year-old man was charged with assault and property damage offences, and will face a court next month.