August 31, 2017

MUST SEE: Calgary convenience store clerk takes on two thieves

StaffRebel Columnist

Think of this video as an incredible one-shot action scene from a movie.

Surveillance video captured the moment Calgary store clerk, Nisar Ahmed, turned the tables on a couple of dangerous robbers before getting outside and barricading them in.

Once outside, Ahmed called a friend a nearby store to assist him. The two are seen throwing windshield-washer fluid at the thieves who have broken the door trying to escape.

Police arrived on scene and arrested 35-year-old Arthur Gordon Bennie who was being pinned down by the clerk. 24-year-old Natalie Cory-Lyn Elaschuk was located and arrested shortly thereafter.

According to The Calgary Herald, police have not commented on the clerk’s actions. Staff Sgt. Frank Farkas did say, however, that complying with the demands of robbers and contacting police after is typically best.

What did you think of the video? Leave a comment below.

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commented 2017-09-01 18:51:36 -0400
If Ahmed was white, he too would have been arrested.
commented 2017-09-01 12:28:49 -0400
I guess the perps couldn’t use the back door because of its warning, “Alarm will sound if door is opened”. ;)
commented 2017-09-01 09:39:05 -0400
…and that is why discretion is the better part of valor – remember the three S’s
Shoot. Shovel.Shut up.
commented 2017-09-01 01:35:44 -0400
Well done Ahmed.
commented 2017-08-31 22:14:45 -0400

You and I are on the same side of the issue. The difference is this: You rightly or wrongly describe the outcome. I am perhaps naive on that end of it. I describe human nature and natural response, and when cornered, will strike back in a miasma of adrenaline and fear, without regards to repercussions or persecutions as a result. The only case where I can see this more clearly is if someone wanted to harm my child. I’ve lived my life, he hasn’t yet, and if need be, I’ll do the 25-to-life if that’s what society wants from me to protect him from a damaged lifetime… Your comments are quite valid, but some of us won’t consider all that in the 3 second time frame we have. (I might use this argument at my future criminal trial!) ;-)
commented 2017-08-31 21:37:10 -0400
Dan Mancuso, thanks for the link. Dirty Harry didn’t subscribe to PC bullsh$#T
commented 2017-08-31 21:15:05 -0400
HAROLD HOFF commented 1 hour ago…

You certainly do have those rights…in theory.
In practice, however, who gets to decide what is “equal and opposing force”, a bleeding-heart liberal judge in a hug-a-thug justice system, a panel of Liberal appointees?
How do you fight all the charges the police and the Crown will bring?
And then there’s the lawfare later…
Several of those ‘false rumors’ have been covered on THEREBEL and SNN before it.
Otherwise yeah, put boot-to-ass and let EMS and the coroner sort it out later.

Here’s 27 seconds of pure common sense from Harry Callahan:
commented 2017-08-31 19:52:26 -0400
Harold Hoff, excellent comments.
In my opinion, Mr. Ahmed could have used deadly force, and, the video footage to defend this action. Like you, I would rather EMS and coroner sort it out later.
commented 2017-08-31 19:39:27 -0400
Not so fast Dan Mancuso! “in Canada – you’re not ‘allowed’ to defend yourself.” Please don’t spread false rumors. In fact you are entitled to use “equal and opposing force”. Considering that these two thugs, in committing armed robbery, used deadly force (ice pick and tire iron) which they actually swung at the victim, gives him full rights to defend at the same level.

Here’s where the mistake was: Once he obtained the tire iron from the one assailant, he should have responded decisively with deadly force … caving in the faces of both assailants, subduing them and rendering them incapacitated. I guess different people respond differently, but I’d prefer to let EMS and the coroner sort it out later.

The story turned out how did, but it could have ended in murder. Given that situation, I wouldn’t chance it, I’d fight for my life.

Oh and calling Police? 911? Where I live (Hamilton Ontario) that’s proven completely useless. You have to protect yourself here, no one else will. A recent armed robbery call in Dundas took 45 minutes for a response. Police have signaled they “have priorities” and without disclosing what they are, they’ve signaled that protecting people from deadly assaults and robbery is apparently not among them.

If this keeps up, and everyone recognizes that only certain people or situations are worthy of protection, the next 20 years is going to demonstrate a lot more of “people taking back defence as their right” Last I read the Canadian Charter, it said nothing about my right to be murdered or my right to be prosecuted for protecting myself from the same. That’s my opinion – you don’t have to like it, but I have the right to speak it.

Ezra is a lawyer (don’t know if in constitutional or criminal law) but perhaps he can comment?
commented 2017-08-31 19:16:17 -0400
If you read more detailed reports elsewhere you will learn that Mr. Ahmed did in fact tell the robbers to take whatever you want but as the surveillance video clearly shows they continued to approach him aggressively and assault him. No doubt he remembers the Mac’s store clerk in Edmonton who was murdered after following company policy and completely submitting to the demands of robbers. Yes by all means submit and do not resist but after that if they’re still coming at you with weapons it’s game on.
commented 2017-08-31 17:48:00 -0400
I think Mr. Ahmed made some mistakes.
The first mistake was living in a country that doesn’t ‘allow’ you to own and use a handgun (legal or otherwise) at your home or place of business in self defense, and in fact will throw your ass in jail and worse, if you do.
The second mistake was not having handy some kind of non-firearm defensive weapon, that is legal…oh yeah, there aren’t any, in Canada – you’re not ‘allowed’ to defend yourself.
The third mistake was living in a country that doesn’t ‘allow’ you to carry or use anything that may be deemed a weapon by some authority, politician or bureaucrat, in self defence of you, your family, or property…and if you do, well, see the first mistake…
Windshield washer fluid bottles – oh yeah, deadly weapons! You could put someone’s eye out with one of those, they oughta be banned…
Good job defending yourself and property Mr. Ahmed, and good luck, you’re going to need it.

Just a thought on that, Mr. Ahmed has some major victimhood/entitlement points with that name, Ahmed, and those two perps are white…
Looks like you won’t be needing that luck Mr. Ahmed, you have a ‘get out of jail free’ card…
commented 2017-08-31 17:00:48 -0400
You’re awesome Nisar, but I fear now that you may have to ‘lawyer up’.
commented 2017-08-31 16:02:55 -0400
Great job Nisar Ahmed!
commented 2017-08-31 15:52:28 -0400
He doesn’t look like he’s in very good shape, but Nisar is one tough SOB!!!
Fighting back against assailants armed with an ice axe and crowbar may not always be the best option, but it worked out fine against those two losers. I just hope that the insane Canadian judicial system doesn’t see fit to charge Nisar himself with unlawful confinement or some such ridiculous trumped-up charge.
commented 2017-08-31 15:09:57 -0400
Made my day!!!!!!!!
commented 2017-08-31 15:01:17 -0400
They’re just misunderstood. They probably feel excluded. We need to be more compassionate and find out where those tensions come from. Just ask Justin.
commented 2017-08-31 14:47:10 -0400
Way to go. It’s good to see someone fight back. If you lay down and take it then thieves have no deterrent. Good job!
commented 2017-08-31 13:06:06 -0400
Hilarious! Nisar Ahmed is one tough cookie!!