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82-year-old woman with nerves of steel clobbers intruder

AP/Rochester
Filed on November 26, 2019 | Last updated on November 26, 2019 at 11.13 pm
BRAVEHEART: Willie Murphy lifts weights at a gym.-AP

She clobbered him with a table, poured shampoo in his face and was beating him with a broom when police arrived.

An intruder didn't count on an 82-year-old woman living alone being an award-winning bodybuilder with nerves of steel.

 Willie Murphy was getting ready for bed on Thursday at her home in Rochester, New York, when a man pounded on the door and said he needed an ambulance, Murphy told WHAM.

She called police but wouldn't open the door. Then, she said, the man broke in and skulked through the dark house.  "He picked the wrong house to break into," Murphy said.  She clobbered him with a table, poured shampoo in his face and was beating him with a broom when police arrived.

 The man got his ambulance ride, after all. He was sent to a hospital, and police tweeted a selfie with Murphy, calling her "tough as nails."


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