Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you, BBC reports.
That was the case for a 43-year-old man in Australia who came under attack by another man, according to police.
The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said.
The arrow was allegedly fired after the resident raised his phone to photograph the confrontation - only for the device to become an unlikely shield.
Police said the arrow pierced the victim's phone, knocking it back into his face. He suffered a small cut but was otherwise unhurt.