Take-out owner foils would-be robber.

I just loved this story.
Hurrah for silly robberies!
A would-be armed robber found himself in a scene like one in the hit movie Crocodile Dundee, when he pulled out a knife in a western Newfoundland restaurant this week.
The masked man entered the Lucky Star takeout in Corner Brook on Tuesday night, and used a small knife to demand money.
Owner Ben Fong went behind the cash register, but then responded much like the Paul Hogan character in the 1986 movie, with a line to match the famous “That’s a knife” catchphrase.
“I bring out the knife, I say, ‘I have a bigger knife!'” Fong told CBC News as he cleaned a wok in his restaurant.
“He’s scared and run away from the door — [he] almost broke my door and ran out for the pass. So I call the police [at] 911.”
Fong normally uses his knife — the blade is 25 centimetres, or about 10 inches, in length — for cutting meat.
The would-be thief escaped with no money, and was long gone by the time police arrived. No arrest has been made in the case.
Fong said he used the knife several years ago to hold off another attempted robbery.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said standing up to an armed robber is a dangerous thing to do.
“We recommend not to confront someone armed with a weapon,” said Const. Robert Edwards.
“At the end of the day, money and property can be replaced, whereas a life can’t be.”

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