A baseball bat, a stool and a couple of burly firemen were waiting for some would-be thieves who tried to rob jewelry store, the Canadian Gold and Silver in northwest Calgary.
Surveillance video from the store has surfaced on the Internet, showing a pair of young men in hoodies walk into the store with crowbars and start to threaten staff and customers.
Someone behind the counter clocks one of the thieves with a baseball bat, and while his buddy tries to drag him out of the store, a customer wielding a stool at the door prevents him from leaving.
Somebody else then takes a swing with the bat, though one of the thieves manages to get away.
The remaining, disoriented thief is then subdued by a passing group of firefighters who pin him to the ground until the police arrive.