Video shows restaurant owner fighting off would-be thief

TORONTO – A would-be mugger got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a well-known Toronto restaurateur. Arron Barberian, owner of Barberian’s Steakhouse, might have looked like an easy mark when he set out on Monday morning to deliver a cash float to a sandwhich shop he owns with partners down the street.

Clad in a black coat and glasses, carrying a till full of money, the grey-haired businessman is seen walking on security camera video which has now been posted online.

An unidentified man is seen running down the street behind Barberian. When he catches up, he reaches over, pushes Barberian and attempts to steal the money.

  • James Holmes A Left Wing Extre

    Now I see why the cops put chokeholds on the vermin, to stop them from running away. Who is the faux fur hat and who are they with ?

    • tom_billesley

      There are still passers-by that won’t be bystanders.

    • AmicusC

      according to quotes by the owner the woman in the fur hat is simply a good Samaritan gave the money back.

  • David Murrell

    “Black lives matter!” is the new mantra amongst the pro-organized crime crowd (as explained on MSNBC, CNN, CBC and CTV News). The restaurant owner might want to retain a lawyer. He will soon be vilified.

    • mauser 98

      yes… called a racist by TorStar, Mop &Pail by tonight

      …like Fergahishu
      They Better Rebuild the Businesses We Looted Or There’s ‘Gonna Be Hell to Pay’

    • tom_billesley

      There’s reason to doubt that black lives matter to some other blacks.

      • When black young men quit killing black young men, there will no longer be a problem with black young men.

    • b_marco

      If this had happened pretty much anywhere in Africa that robber could’ve easily been killed on the spot by passers by. When a merchant yells “thief” people actually do stuff there. I’m not saying that’s a great way of doing things, but it’s how it is. My father-in-law’s shop got robbed a year or so ago and locals simply killed the robbers. There was probably not even paperwork. In my limited experience and generally speaking, black lives seem to matter a whole lot more to whites than they do to blacks.

      • David Murrell

        “Black lives do matter” — we can all agree on that. But what is wrong is when left-wing groups, racists as they are, only go after white cops. They refuse to criticize, or even complain about, the black-on-black murders in any big city. The dozens killed in Chicago, for example, mean nothing to them.

      • lgeubank

        Well, sometimes, if you don’t deal out justice at the site, there’s never any justice dealt out. That’s kind of how our “justice” system works — we see a lot of weaseling and finagling, plus shady lawyers and idiot judges. It’s very unusual to hold a perp accountable.

        • b_marco

          We’re really blowing it here. Rule of law, I mean. I don’t believe it in anymore and if they’ve lost me they’ve lost a lot of people. It’s still better off here than pretty much anywhere else but that’s mostly due to inertia.

  • Linda1000

    O/T – CNN is reporting another shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, MO last night.

    • Thanks Linda

    • pst314

      At a gas station. Surveillance video has been posted online, showing the teen drawing and pointing a gun at the cop. The cop shot him dead. Good riddance.

    • Uncle_Waspy

      Oy vey. … we go again!

    • chayisun

      Yea, another black “child” who was going to be a doctor. Or a lawyer. Or a police officer. He had a great future ahead of him. A wonderful young man who spent his Saturday’s visiting seniors homes and handing out cheer and love. It was reported he once save a puppy from drowning.

      OK, he had a gun and pointed it at the police but they didn’t realize he found it in the gutter and was merely going to hand it over to the police…

      And his mother was a saint too. Not sure about the father. Then again his mother isn’t sure who THAT dude is.

  • tom_billesley

    For the thief, a nightmare on Elm Street.

  • ontario john

    Welcome to multi-cultural Toronto. He must be racist, better have demonstrations in Toronto tonight.

    • Yea, we have so many restaurants I never visit!

      • Clink9

        Great video and his steak house is also excellent. Now I have a good reason to visit it again in the new year. Support Ass Kickers!

  • pst314

    Good for Mr. Barberian. My only criticism is that he did not put the boot in. A kick to the head would have prevented the robber from getting up again.

    • James Holmes A Left Wing Extre

      And imo a huge, undeserved lawsuit

  • J. C.

    A white guy fought back?!?!?! In Toronto?!?!?!
    It’s a Christmas Miracle… HALLEUJAH!!!

  • marty_p

    The lady who scooped up the cellphone is about to become “public enemy #1”

  • chayisun

    While I applaud the restaurant owner for his actions I cannot understand why he would walk down the street with an open till, with money, in any neighbourhood. That is like a scent marking for thugs to appear. Guess what? There it was. AND a person of colour, mind you. What were the odds?

    I now assume this black thug will hire an ambulance chasing “lawyer” to sue the guy for assault and throw in a race crime, too. Wonderful times we are living in.

  • Surele Surele

    BRAVO! can’t think of anything more to say.

  • b_marco

    … not one joke about picking a fight with a guy named “Barberian”? Arron the Barberian? Nothing?

  • BillyHW

    Black crimes matter.