Wheelchair hero tackles angry customer

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A Vancouver man who uses a wheelchair is being hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a shopkeeper defending herself against an angry customer.

The customer was trying to pass a counterfeit $50 bill in Cindy Grewa’s East Vancouver convenience store on Saturday night, the shopkeeper said.

When she told him she would not honour the currency and refused to return it to the man, he got angry and came behind the counter, Grewal said.

That’s when Larry Skopnik got involved.

“Boom, I try to grab him,” said Skopnik, who is paraplegic and has been using a wheelchair since breaking his back 10 years ago.

Full story: CBC News – British Columbia – Wheelchair hero tackles angry customer