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Wheelchair-Bound Man Totally Schools Store Robber (Video!)

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Yesterday we mentioned that civilians seem to have kind of had it with crime. An East Village woman beat her attempted mugger up at an ATM; a Park Slope shopkeeper warded off his store’s thief with a heavy-duty wastebasket. Now, take this group of stalwart Vancouver residents, including one who is wheelchair-bound — who bonded together to fight off the attempted robbery of a Food Stop.

Here’s the local news report from a Canadian TV station, which includes surveillance video from the incident.

Heartwarming, no? As Larry Skopnik, the man in the wheelchair — the one who, obviously, is the MOST AWESOME, with the best headlock moves — put it, “Just because I’m in a chair doesn’t mean I can’t stand up and do what’s right. Even though I can’t stand up.” Hear, hear.

New Yorkers — take note. A “Caution: Wet Floors” sign can be used as a weapon, but only when absolutely necessary. Please, behave responsibly, all.

[JDoll]