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96-Year-Old Store Owner Wins Standoff With Robber

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96-Year-Old Store Owner Wins Standoff With Robber

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96-Year-Old Store Owner Wins Standoff With Robber

96-Year-Old Store Owner Wins Standoff With Robber

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Magaretta Wolf has owned a grocery store in Marshfield, Wis., for more than 50 years. When a masked robber demanded she hand over the store's cash, Wolf refused. She didn't even budge when the robber displayed a small knife. Noticing a security camera, he finally ran out the door.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Magaretta Wolf has owned a grocery store in Marshfield, Wisconsin for more than 50 years. So when a masked robber recently demanded she hand over the store's cash, she refused, saying you can have all the Tootsie Rolls you want but I am not opening that cash register. By the way, Wolf is 96.

She didn't even budge when the robber displayed a small knife. Noticing a security camera, he finally ran out the door. Wolf says simply that the money in that register is hers. It's MORNING EDITION.

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