When Larry Skopnik saw a would-be thug threatening a member of the staff at his local convenience store in Vancouver, he knew it was his time to do what was right and dish out a bit of street justice.

And he had the element of surprise on his side, because Larry -- who broke his back 10 years ago -- was in a wheelchair.

Larry, though, wasn't going to let a little thing like his disability stop him from tackling the crook, who'd tried to use a fake $50 bill and then started threatening a shopkeeper.

The unlikely hero rolled his wheelchair quickly toward the man -- who was trying to get behind the counter -- and grabbed him in a headlock before throwing him to the floor.

Larry was then dragged out of his chair by the man, who was wriggling in a bid to get free. But, he kept a vice-like grip on the would-be robber's head until other shoppers helped to restrain the thug, and police were called.

After the incident, Larry said, "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." Indeed.