Australian man stops arrow with his mobile phone

Man armed with a bow fires an arrow at a neighbour - piercing the phone and slicing open his chin

A man has been charged after he allegedly fired a bow and arrow at another man in Nimbin today.

When he noticed a man, who was known to him, standing outside his house with a bow and arrow he took out his phone to videotape him, according to a statement from the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force.

At about 9am, the victim drove into his driveway on Nimbin Road and got out of his vehicle.

A 43-year-old man stopped his auto 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.

Police say the victim was taking a photo of the man, who is known to him, when he fired the ranged weapon, hitting the phone.

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Sadly, his screen protector was no match for the sharpened arrow.

Police were called to the scene and arrested the alleged attacker.

He suffered only minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

Police attended the scene and arrested the 39-year-old archer, charging him with armed intent to commit and indictable offence, actual bodily harm and malicious damage.

He was released on conditional bail and will face court on April 15.

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