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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.

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Imagine if she had a gun, she could have shot him and that would be 1 less criminal :sorcerer: 

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I love crazy-stubborn old ladies.

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Awesome :) it shows that even the eldarly have the courage to stand up to people like this.

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Awesome :) it shows that even the eldarly have the courage to stand up to people like this.

Or that old people who has lived life already can afford to risk their life for silly stands.

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Staff all stores with little old ladies -- crime wave solved.

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I love crazy-stubborn old ladies.

Me too. My grandma Billie (Willamina), all 4' 11" of her, would have beat him senseless with a wet towel - the way she laid down the law with her 5 oversized Nordic sons :D

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She was stupid. This could have ended a lot worst.

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Maybe so, but you have to admit that for an old lady she has a big, brass pair of balls :)

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