Real-life Crocodile Dundee shopkeeper pulls out 'bigger knife' on robber

A man who tried to rob a pizza place ran away empty-handed after the owner pulled out a much larger knife.

A court heard Touhid Rahman wearing a balaclava when he entered the La Cruzada Café in Canberra, Australia last September with a eight-inch knife and a shopping bag.

Rahman, 36, waved the gun and shouted “Give me all the money!” with owner Johan David Cruz Arevalo.

But after telling Rahman he was getting the keys, Mr. Cruz Alevaro pulled out a hefty carving knife from his “knife set” under the counter.

Mr. Cruz Alevarothen chased Rahman out of the restaurant shouting “What do you want, what do you want?” reports ABC news.



Rahman was wearing a striking pair of shoes at the time of the incident that led to his arrest after a police officer spotted them while on patrol near the crime scene.

While he was being arrested, the police report says, Rahman shouted that restaurant staff “smeared his pizza with cocaine.”

He added that he was the most famous person in the world and that he was the star of a hit reality TV show.

According to a police report, Rahman later told a mental health care worker that he took the balaclava and a knife to rob a cafe, but “was chased away by someone with a bigger knife.”

The bizarre incident has been compared to a memorable scene in the 1986 comedy hit Crocodile Dundee.

In court today, he was asked how he wanted to plead for the charge of attempted assault, and he told Chief Justice Helen Murrell, “Guilty, please.”

Rahman was taken into custody and will be sentenced next week.

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