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96-year-old Wisconsin grocery store owner refuses to be robbed

July 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A would-be robber armed with a knife probably thought a 96-year-old store owner was an easy target. He wasn't counting on her nerves of steel.

Margaretta Wolf, the owner of Wolf's Grocery Store, says a man wearing a mask walked in and demanded cash Monday morning.

"I said, 'I'm not opening up that cash register and that's it, I'm not opening it. I said you can have all the Tootsie Rolls you want but I am not opening that cash register,'" said Wolf.

The suspect brandished a 3-inch knife, but Wolf wouldn't budge. Instead, she threatened to push an alarm button.

That's when the suspect noticed her security camera and ran out the door.

Wolf has run the store for 50 years and says she has no plans to give up her money.