Bodybuilder gran, 82, fights off burglar with table and shampoo

A burglar in New York got an unexpected reaction when he broke into the home of 82-year-old Willie Murphy.

Ms Murphy, a retired social worker from Rochester, New York, told local media that she was getting ready to go to bed when a man began banging on her door, demanding to be let in.

He was reportedly asking Ms Murphy to call an ambulance, claiming he was hurt.

Ms Murphy fought off her intruder with a table. Pic: NBC Today Show
Image:Ms Murphy fought off her intruder with a table. Pic: NBC Today Show

She then decided to call the police but refused to the let the man in – which is when the intruder became angry.

Ms Murphy said: “I hear a loud noise, I’m thinking, what the heck was that? The young man is in my home. He broke the door.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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