An elderly woman on the verge of bankruptcy allegedly attempts to hold up a business.
Hartford police say Annie Cook Walked into the scooter store along Highway 52.
Authorities say she pulled out a butcher knife from her purse and demanded the clerk to hand over the cash.
Convenience store employees directed the 70-year-old to put down the weapon and they then called authorities.
Cook has been charged with attempted robbery and was released to the custody of her son.
She told police that she's on the verge of losing her home and felt that she would at least have a roof over her head in jail.