Man Escapes Death After Mobile Phone Accidentally Shields Him From Arrow Attack

A man has had a very close shave with death after another man allegedly attacked him with a bow and arrow in Australia.

Police say the 43-year-old man drove onto his property in Nimbin, New South Wales, yesterday morning and noticed a bloke standing outside with a bow and arrow.

Authorities added: "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.

Credit: NSW Police
Credit: NSW Police

"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.

"Officers from Richmond Police District were called and arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.

"He was taken to Nimbin Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage.

"He was granted conditional bail to appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday 15 April 2019."

That is one hell of a close call. It's almost like The Matrix but without Neo.


Pictures released by New South Wales Police show the arrow having pierced the now shattered mobile phone. Luckily, the phone was strong enough to stop the arrow from going any further aka straight into the victim's head.

They've uploaded the pictures onto Facebook, where it's received a lot of attention, garnering more than 5,000 likes, 6,700 comments and 1,600 shares.

People are questioning why the alleged offender didn't get charged with attempted murder.

While it worked out well for the alleged victim (even though he suffered a laceration), it can't be stressed how incredibly lucky this guy is. People have tried to do these things in the past as a stunt but failed miserably.

A woman was charged in 2017 for fatally shooting her boyfriend while taking part in a stunt on YouTube that went badly wrong.

Monalisa Perez. Credit: Norman County Sheriff's Office
Monalisa Perez. Credit: Norman County Sheriff's Office

Monalisa Perez, 19, is alleged to have shot and killed her boyfriend of six years, Pedro Ruiz II, 22, with a Desert Eagle gun while their three-year-old daughter was in the room.

Hours before the shooting, Petez tweeted: "Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE."

Perez told cops they were filming a stunt, in which she shot him from a foot away, while he held a book to his chest to 'block the bullet', the Star Tribune reports.

She claimed he showed her a book that had managed to stop a bullet.

However, the stunt went horribly wrong, as it passed through the book and killed him. His death was caught on two different cameras, which had been set up to film the stunt. Police added they will not be releasing the footage.

Featured Image Credit: NSW Police

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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