Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson

Actor Liam Neeson surprised people by walking into a Canadian sandwich shop, which had put out a sidewalk sign that read, "Liam Neeson eats here for free".

Vancouver area Big Star Sandwich put out another sign that read: "Come in and get Taken by our sandwiches." This was after the shop found out the "Taken" star was in town filming "Hard Powder", reports eonline.com.

According to BuzzFeed Canada, employees put the sign out earlier this week in the morning and Neeson showed up in the afternoon.

Alex Johrden, Big Star's director of operations, said the two employees, Kyle Gus and Serge Patoka, were shocked to see Neeson in the shop.

"We had no idea he would be in our vicinity," Johrden said.

"I assume someone on the film crew saw the sign and got it back to him."

Even though Neeson didn't purchase a sandwich, he did pose for a photo.

Big Star shared the photo on its Facebook page and wrote, "Holy f**k, it worked! Liam Neeson."

Gus and Patoka couldn't were thrilled about it.

"As you can see in the photo, they're about as stoked as they've ever been in their lives," Johrden said.