MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Marshfield would be an easy target for his crime. But, he was so wrong.

Margaretta Wolf has owned the store bearing her family name for 54 years. And she wasn’t about to turn over her cash to the armed intruder after he ordered her to open the cash register.

“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 man in the silver mask and carrying a knife continued to give Wolf orders during the robbery attempt Monday.

“He said, ‘Walk in the back of the store,’ I said, ‘I’m not walking no place, I’m standing right here,'” Wolf recounted.

The elderly store owner stood her ground when the man flashed a pocketknife and placed it on the counter.

“I said, ‘I’ll press a button and I’ll have somebody here in seconds,'” she said.

Wolf said the would-be robber appeared frustrated, looked around, spotted a security camera in the corner, grabbed the knife and fled.

Marshfield Police Lt. Darren Larsen said he’s just glad Wolf is OK.

“In this instance, certainly again while not recommended with what took place, we’re just very, very happy Marge was not injured,” Larsen told WAOW-TV ( ).

Wolf said she has a few words for the suspect when police catch up with him.

“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,” she said.

(Photo: AP)

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4 thoughts on “Elderly Grocery Store Owner Refuses Robber

  1. gabe on said:

    exactly. and this tom joyner and al sharpton use the race card to get rich. If only the black Americans see they are not getting anything from this but more hate. Black people wake up and smell the coffee. I love you but most of you are just lost. If you want respect then show it. Dress correct, don’t follow your al sharpton’s and stay in school and put in the time and learn. you will be successful.

    • Gabe that’s just your opinion and being that it’s YOUR opinion doesn’t necessarily make it true. I’m sure those that you are putting down do not feel any better about our intentions. Worry about you and correcting and bettring yourself and I’m sure those that you oppose will do the same. If you’re not gonna help stop hendering.

  2. Jiggy5 on said:

    Good for her, although he she had shot him like she had every right to, damm fools be calling her Grandma Zimmerman.

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