A Vancouver man in a wheelchair was touted as a hero Saturday night after he stopped a would-be robber. Cindy Grewal, owner of Food Stop on Commercial Drive, was at the counter when a man came in to the store. Grewal said he gave her a suspicious-looking $50 bill, so she told him she was keeping it and calling the police. "He [then] comes into the counter area and threatens to rob me," Grewal told The Province. Larry Skopnik was in the store and heard the commotion. Grewal said he rolled over to the counter, grabbed the man by the neck and wrestled him to the ground, falling to the floor himself. Other customers rushed over to help as Grewal called 911. "Right at the moment that he was about to go in and get physical with her, I found that that was unacceptable," Skopnik told CTV News. "All I really wanted to do was just end the situation. "Just because I'm in a chair doesn't mean I can't stand up and do what's right." Grewal called Skopnik, one of her regular customers, a hero. "He didn't think for a moment that he can't even walk," she said. "He nabbed that guy."
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