Larry Skopnick is a big guy who has always been ingrained with the idea of standing up for the smaller human being. The thing is that Larry has been paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair since a broken back severed his spinal cord. But, for a moment last weekend, the resident of Vancouver's Commercial Drive district kind of forgot about what makes him different.
Larry was waiting in line at his local store when a man became aggressive with the shopkeeper and goes behind the counter, knocking her down. Mr. Skopnick blocked the would-be attacker off and tackled him to the ground with a headlock.
Other customers held the man until VPD arrived and amazingly did not press charges.