By an incredible chance the arrow hit the phone, piercing it but losing enough of its momentum that the tip merely grazed the victim's chin.
Now, we're off to cherish our own phones.
Here's the story from the New South Wales police, complete with lots of "allegedlys".
That was the case for a 43-year-old man in Australia who came under attack by another man, according to police. When the unnamed man raised his iPhone to photograph the attacker, he fired an arrow at him that pierced right through the device. The first man whipped out his phone to snap a photo of the bow-wielding guy.
He suffered only minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.
Man ‘blocked bow and arrow shot with mobile phone’ in alleged home invasion
The 43-year-old from Nimbin was getting out of his auto Wednesday when a man he knew was standing outside his residence holding a bow and arrow, New South Wales Police said.
This would sound like a tall tale, except the police posted photos on social media of the pierced phone showing the arrow tip extending out through the screen protector.
Officers from Richmond Police District were called and arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.
He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on April 15.
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