When 82-year-old Willie Murphy beat up a burglar, he knew he had chosen the wrong house to break into.
Most grandmothers are pretty badass. When they aren't complaining about how things are now and comparing them to how they "used to be," they can be quite the hoot. However, this grandmother took it to a whole new level when a burglar tried to rob her house. Willie Murphy, an 82-year-old grandmother, literally smashed a table over the burglar's head in order to protect herself and her belongings, Daily Mail reports. How did she manage to do that, you ask? Well, it's basically because she bodybuilds. Yup, just casually slipping that in there — she's an 82-year-old grandmother who BODYBUILDS. Some days I can't even get out of bed, but Willie is out here living her best life.
“I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what? I’m tough.”— Seth Palmer (@sethpalmer3) November 22, 2019
Willie Murphy is 82. She's a powerlifter. When a 28-yr-old man tried to break into her house - she says she took him DOWN. pic.twitter.com/MFXyrG1um0
At around 11 pm on Thursday, November 22, at her home in Rochester, New York, a 29-year-old man broke in. He first pleaded with her to open her door and call an ambulance (heads up, this is apparently a common tactic that burglars use to get inside your home). When she refused to do so and chose to make a phone call to the police while he waited outside, he decided to break her door down. She explained in an interview with Fox News, "He was outside and saying, 'Please call an ambulance,' saying, 'I’m sick, I’m sick.' I hear a loud noise. I’m thinking, 'What the heck was that?' The young man is in my home. He broke the door."
That's when she sprung into action. As an award-winning bodybuilding champion, she wasn't about to go easy on the burglar. She simply picked up the table and smashed it right over his head. While he was down, she used multiple strategies to ensure he couldn't get back up and fight, including dousing him with shampoo and whacking him with a broomstick. She acted quickly, sneaking around her house in the dark so the burglar couldn't spot her. "I picked up the table, and I went to work on him," Willie shared. "The table broke. And when he’s down, I'm jumping on him. [Then] I grabbed the shampoo. Guess what? He’s still on the ground. In his face, all of it, the whole thing. I got the broom. He’s pulling the broom. I’m hitting him with the broom."
That robber never knew what hit him! Such an amazing woman!! pic.twitter.com/mPmIDDqeOp— Gwen (@firecracker1957) November 24, 2019
Thankfully for the young man who tried to rob her, the cops showed up just in time to rescue him. Needless to say, they were quite impressed with the little old but defiantly strong lady. So much so, in fact, that the police officers wanted to take photos with her. "The officers that came wanted to go on my front porch and take selfies with me," Willie said. Just for the record, she can deadlift about 225 pounds and works out at the local YWCA on the regular. She was already somewhat of a local celebrity, but this incident has made her even more famous. She hopes her story will inspire more people, no matter their age. As a warning, she fearlessly added, "He picked the wrong house to break into. I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what? I’m tough."