96-year-old Marshfield woman able to stop would-be robber

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WITI) -- A would-be robber thought it was going to be an easy task: stealing money from a 96-year-old woman. But little did he know -- the elderly woman wasn't going to let him get away without a fight!

Margaretta Wolf owns a mom and pop grocery store in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

On Monday, July 15th, a man wearing a mask walked into her store and demanded cash.

The 96-year-old woman stood her ground and refused to give him the money. That's when the would-be robber took out a knife, and placed it on the counter.

However, even that didn't scare Wolf!

Eventually, the masked man noticed a security camera and ran away with nothing!

"He said 'walk in the back of the store.' I said 'I'm not walking no place. I'm standing right here.' 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.' I said 'I'll press a button and I'll have somebody here in seconds,'" Wolf said.

"In this instance, certainly again while not recommended, with what took place we're just very, very happy Marge was not injured," Marshfield Police Lt. Darren Larsen said.

"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,'" Wolf said.

The wold-be robber is still on the run.