96-year-old store clerk stands up to robber

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

Police in Wisconsin say the would-be robber may have thought Margaretta Wolf was an easy target when he entered the store.

The man flashed a 3-inch knife blade to the senior citizen, but Wolf stood her ground. She told the man, “You can have all the tootsie rolls you want, but I am not opening that cash register.”

He then looked around the store and noticed a security camera in the corner. Wolf said that’s when he grabbed his knife and ran out the door.

Wolf has run the store for 50 years. She said she stood her ground for a simple reason: the money is hers.

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