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Column: Elderly Wisconsin woman stands up to would-be robber

11:56 AM, Jul. 25, 2013
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Last week, I heard on the news about a senior woman in central Wisconsin who foiled a robbery attempt in her family-owned grocery store. She was behind the counter in the store when the man came in and brandished a knife.

The white-haired woman told the robber she was not going to open the cash register. In fact, she told the guy he could help himself to all the Tootsie Rolls he wanted, but she was not opening the cash register under any circumstances.

Then she pointed to the surveillance camera that was recording the entire event and the guy took his knife and ran out of the store. The last I heard, he was ...

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