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96-yr.-old grandmother fends off armed robber

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MARSHFIELD, W.I. -

A 96-yr.-old grandmother from a small Wisconsin town is being praised for her bravery after she stood up to a man who tried to rob her store.      

"You can have all the Tootsie Rolls you want, but I am not opening that cash register."  That's what Margaretta Wolf says she told the would-be robber.

The phone has been ringing nonstop at her 53-year-old Wolf's Grocery Store after she told an armed robber to take a hike when he entered her store with a 3-inch pocket knife.  Wolf says the man wore a silver mask and black head wrap and demanded she give him money or walk away from the register.

"I said, 'Take your mask off so I can see who you are,'" said Wolf.  "Why don't you just go, Just get out of here.'"

The man did just that and police are still looking for him.  Marge is now trying to sell the store but she says it certainly wasn't this would-be robber that scared her off; she's just ready to retire.

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