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96-year-old woman stands up to robber


A 96-year-old woman with nerves of steel prevented her mom-and-pop grocery store from being robbed.

Police say the would-be robber may have thought the woman was an easy target when he entered the woman's grocery store in Marshfield.But she put up a fight he never expected.

"I said you can have all the tootsie rolls you want but I am not opening that cash register," said Margaretta Wolf.

When Wolf stook her ground, she says the would-be robber placed a pocketknife on the counter and flashed its 3-inch blade.

"I said I'll press a button and I'll have somebody here in seconds," Wolf said.

Wolf says the man got frustrated. He looked around and noticed a security camera flashing a red light in the corner. Wolf says that's when he grabbed his knife and ran out of the door.

"What do I say to him? I say I think you got some punishments coming, and it will be a little bit more than scrubbing the floor"

Margaretta has run the store for 50 years. She says she stood her ground on Monday for a simple reason: The money was hers.