82-year-old Willie Murphy says of herself:
I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what? I’m tough.”
She proved that last Thursday night when, around 11:00pm, a man started banging on her door, asking for an ambulance because he was sick. Murphy refused to let him in and called the police, which made the man angry.
Murphy moved away from the door but then heard a loud noise and realized the man was in her home.
That was a mistake. The man probably had no idea that Murphy is an award-winning power lifter who still competes.
With the man in her home, Murphy used the cover of darkness and her knowledge of the house to go on the attack.
Murphy, who can deadlift 225 lbs, said:
“I picked up the table, and I went to work on him. Then the table broke. And when he’s down, I’m jumping on him.”
She then grabbed a bottle of shampoo and squirted it all in his face. After the shampoo, she grabbed a broom and kept at him.
Luckily for the man, that’s about the time the police arrived, who wanted to take selfies with Murphy.