“He picked the wrong house to break into”: 82-year-old bodybuilding grandma beats home intruder
An 82-year-old award-winning female bodybuilder turned the table – literally – on a home intruder as she fought and dragged the unwelcome guest out of her property.
Retired social worker Willie Murphy said she was getting ready for bed Thursday night at her home in Rochester, New York when a man pounded on her door, asking her to call an ambulance for him, WHAM reported.
Murphy said the man broke through the door when she wouldn’t let him in her house.
“It’s kind of semi-dark and I’m alone, and I’m old. But guess what, I’m tough,” said Murphy, who won a weightlifting competition earlier this year. “He picked the wrong house to break into.”
Murphy said she used various household items to attack the intruder, starting with her table.
“I took that table and I went to working on him, and guess what? The table broke,” she said, adding that she used the metal table legs to keep hitting the man afterwards.
She said she also used a bottle of baby shampoo and a broom to attack the man before dragging the man out of the house.
“He wants to get the heck out of there. And I’m trying to help him get out of the house, but he’s too heavy. I can’t move him. He’s dead weight.”
When police officers arrived a few minutes later, the intruder was apprehended.
“He’s laying down already because I had really did a number on that man. I’m serious. I think he was happy when he went in the ambulance,” Murphy said.
“The officers that came wanted to go on my front porch and take selfies with me.”
Murphy has made headlines before for her record-setting participation in the World Natural Powerlifting Federation. Speaking to the American Today show, she said she began powerlifting in her mid-70s to stay healthy and fit.
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