It was an old-fashioned Canadian stick-up Monday night.

Police say a man wielding a hockey stick strolled into an Ottawa store and tried to use the makeshift weapon to score the contents of the cash register, according to CBC News.

A man tried robbing a Canadian store, employing a hockey stick as a weapon. (Image source: Shutterstock)

A man tried robbing a Canadian store, employing a hockey stick as a weapon. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

But things didn’t go very well for the man, described as slim and standing at 5 foot 10 inches.

The store owner easily foiled the would-be robber’s plans by simply grabbing the hockey stick, police told CBC News.

“But with a hockey stick, it’s like, get out of here. It’s a hockey stick. What’s he going to do?”
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“If it’s a more serious weapon, then you think about it,” store owner Jim Kargakos told the Ottawa Citizen. “But with a hockey stick, it’s like, get out of here. It’s a hockey stick. What’s he going to do?”

“He’s struggling for his stick, and I just pulled it. And then I told him, ‘The cops are coming, and you’re toast.’ And that was it,” the man added.

Authorities are still searching for the suspect.

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