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It would be a scene from a clichéd Canadian movie — if it wasn't so bizarrely real.
RCMP in Manitoba have posted a YouTube video of two men, one of whom is dressed in beer-league goalie equipment, who smashed their way into a vendor and made off with cases of brewskies.
Asked why he chose that as his theme, Stanchuk said it features two of his favourite things.
"I played hockey as a goalie and I drank lots of beer," he said. "Actually, it's put our little town on the map, that crime. It wasn't a good crime but it was a classic — hockey and beer. Not too many criminals run around in hockey equipment.
"Our little town got so much exposure over it that it was sort of cool."
The display is on a fairly busy street in town and has proven popular with passersby, so Stanchuk added a sign under a window frame next to the beer store door: "Stand here for a photo."
"Last night at 8:30, in the dark, there was still people taking pictures with it," he said with a chuckle.
"I didn't do it for a prize, I did it for the fun," he said.
However, should he win, Stanchuk is willing to offer some compensation to the guys who inspired the creation. But there is a catch.
"The guys, if they turn themselves in, I'll buy them a case of beer," he said.
Odd, I live in Manitoba and have never even heard of this.