A home intruder in Rochester, NY got the surprise of a lifetime when the house he chose to burglarize ended up being the residence of an 82-year-old female body builder who had no problem beating him into submission until the authorities arrived.
According to a local ABC affiliate, late Thursday, a man allegedly started pounding on the door of Willie Murphy in the hopes of pushing his way into her home.
“He was outside and saying, ‘Please call an ambulance,’ saying, ‘I’m sick, I’m sick,’” recalled the award winning body builder. But when she didn’t give him access, the would be assailant became angry.
“I hear a loud noise,” she said. “I’m thinking, ‘What the heck was that? The young man is in my home. He broke the door.”
“He picked the wrong house to break into,” continued Murphy who works out at the YMCA almost every day.
Because it was dark at the time of the break in, Murphy was able to hide as the suspect walked through her house then grabbed the closest thing she could find, which just so happened to be a table.
“I picked up the table, and I went to work on him,” she explained, noting that, “the table broke,” by the time she was finished whooping him with it.
“And when he’s down,” she added, “I’m jumping on him.”
Once the suspect was subdued she ran to grab a bottle of shampoo and started pouring it on his eyes to further disorient him.
“I grabbed the shampoo,” she said. “Guess what? He’s still on the ground. In his face, all of it, the whole thing.”
“I got the broom,” she continued. “He’s pulling the broom. I’m hitting him with the broom.”
By the time the police arrived the man had to be taken to the hospital and the first responders were so impressed she states they, “wanted to go on my front porch and take selfies with me.”
Murphy, who can deadlift 225 pounds and received a hero’s welcome when she returned to the YMCA, hopes her story inspires people of all ages.
Ms. Murphy standing shoulder to shoulder with Genesee Section Officers after an intruder attempted to break into her home. Ms. Murphy is tough as nails & fended off the intruder. Ms. Murphy standing with some of the officers that responded to her home. pic.twitter.com/1gr8KfWZ4d
— Rochester NY Police (@RochesterNYPD) November 25, 2019