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.