When a man broke into the home of an 82-year-old Willie Murphy from Rochester, New York, it ended really bad for him. The 28-year-old man tried to break into Miss Murphy’s home at night, but she was capable of doing what she had to do to defend herself.
Murphy, who is an award-winning powerlifter, said she was getting ready for bed the night when she heard a man began pounding on her door. The man claimed that he was shot and urged her to call an ambulance for him, news station 13Wham reported.
Murphy called 911 but did not let the man in her home. Then, she said, he became angry and broke down the door.
She grabbed the nearest object, a metal-legged table, and “went to working on him”, she said. “Guess what – the table broke.”
Murphy said she jumped on the intruder, poured shampoo on his face and hit him with a broom. She even tried to drag him out of the house, but he was too big.
“I’m hitting him, hitting him, hitting him with the broom,” she said. By the time police and emergency workers arrived, she said, “I had really did a number on that man, I think he was happy when he went in the ambulance.”
Murphy, who works out almost every day at the local YMCA, said she can deadlift 225lb.
And according to her, despite her age, she is not to be messed with.
“I’m alone, and I’m old. But guess what, I’m tough,” she said in the interview.