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

Updated March 14, 2019 16:26:39

A man had a lucky escape when he was shot with an arrow that went right through the mobile phone he was using to photograph his alleged attacker.

Key points:

  • At about 9:00am on Wednesday, a Nimbin resident saw another man, allegedly armed with a bow and arrow, at his property
  • The resident held up his phone to photograph the man, who allegedly then fired an arrow which pierced the phone
  • Police arrested a 39-year-old man, who will appear at Lismore Local Court next month

NSW Police said the confrontation happened on Wednesday when the 43-year-old man got out of his car in the driveway of his home in Nimbin, in the north of the state.

He noticed another man there, who was known to him, armed with a bow and arrow.

The driver held up his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man, who then allegedly shot at him.

The arrow went right through the phone, which hit the man in the chin.

The small cut from that impact was his only injury.

Police arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene and charged him with being 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 April 15.

Topics: law-crime-and-justice, crime, courts-and-trials, nimbin-2480

First posted March 14, 2019 15:30:29

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