Little Old Lady Denies Robber Cash, Offers Him Tootsie Rolls Instead

For the past 54 years, grocery store owner Margaretta "Marge" Wolf has held her own against a big-box store encroachment that has left her one of the last remaining mom-and-pop shop operators in her neck of Wisconsin.

So when a knife-brandishing robber entered Wolf's Grocery Store in Marshfield this week with the intent to rob the 96-year-old of her hard-earned money, she immediately shut him down.

"I said, 'I'm not opening up that cash register and that's it,'" Wolf told Madison ABC affiliate WKOW.

The robber continued to demand she leave the cash register and head to the back of the store, but Wolf refused to budge, telling the silver-masked man, "I'm not walking no place, I'm standing right here."

Sensing her resolve wasn't weakening, and noticing a security camera trained on his location, the perp eventually decided to flee.

That's not to say he left empty handed: Wolf was kind enough to offer him as many Tootsie Rolls as he wanted out of a bin by the register.

Known and loved by many in Marshfield for her years of service to the city, Wolf has stood in front of her store every year since it opened — the majority of them alongside her husband Art, who passed away in 2008.

Wolf initially balked at calling the cops on the robber, but changed her mind after realizing "he might do something else."

Police are still looking for the suspect, who is described as a slender, 5'5" tall man in his 20s who may or may not be chewing on a whole bunch of Tootsie Rolls.

[H/T: Consumerist, screengrab via WAOW]