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Man saves his life by using phone to block arrow. See viral post by cops

Phone to the rescue

it's viral Updated: Mar 15, 2019 19:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
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A post about the incident has been shared on Facebook and it has since collected quite a few reactions.(NSW Police Force/Facebook)

A man in Australia saved himself from serious injury thanks to his phone. No, he didn’t dial for help or post a message asking for assistance. He used his phone to shield himself against a man trying to shoot an arrow at him. A post about the incident has been shared on Facebook by NSW Police Force and it has since collected quite a few reactions.

The incident took place in the Nimbin area of New South Wales on March 13. The 43-year-old man drove into his driveway and noticed the man armed with a bow and arrow. According to the post, he knew the man. The 43-year-old took out his phone to click a picture of the man ready to engage his bow.

“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,” explains the post. “It left a small laceration that didn’t require medical treatment.”

The man was arrested and charged following the incident but granted conditional bail to appear in court.

Since being shared on March 13, the post has collected over 8,000 reactions and more than 2,600 shares – and still counting.

“Sign him up for the Olympics!” jokes a Facebook user. “So this was where Hawkeye was the whole time,” comments another. “Have you tried putting it in rice?” quips a third.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 19:01 IST