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

14:40  25 november  2019
14:40  25 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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The 82 -year-old is not pressing charges against the suspect, who police say was intoxicated. By | November 24, 2019 at 11:24 PM CST - Updated November 24 at 11:24 PM.

Bodybuilder , 82 , fights off home intruder with table , broom, shampoo . November 24, 2019 at 11:25 PM CST - Updated November 24 at 11:25 PM. She grabbed a nearby table . "I'm alone, and I'm old but guess what? I'm tough,” Murphy said. "I took that table , and I went to working on him.

a man holding a gun: Willie Murphy is an 82-year-old weightlifter. Pic: NBC Today Show © Other Willie Murphy is an 82-year-old weightlifter. Pic: NBC Today Show 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.

a man standing in a room: Ms Murphy fought off her intruder with a table. Pic: NBC Today Show © Getty Ms Murphy fought off her intruder with a table. Pic: NBC Today Show

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

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

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That was what 82 -year-old female bodybuilder Willie Murphy had to say about the person who broke into her Rochester, N.Y. home on Thursday night as she The first item that Murphy, who says she can deadlift 225 pounds, used was a table . "I took that table and I went to working on him," she said.

" I picked up the table , and I went to work on him. That table broke." She then grabbed a bottle of shampoo and poured it on his face, then started hitting him with a broom. Police were called to the home and the man was taken to a hospital. “He picked the wrong house to break into,” she told WHAM.

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."

a person standing in a room: Ms Murphy claims she can dead-lift more than 100kg. Pic: NBC Today Show © Getty Ms Murphy claims she can dead-lift more than 100kg. Pic: NBC Today Show

But being a bodybuilder, Ms Murphy had no trouble in reacting quickly, and grabbed the closest thing to her to retaliate against the unwelcome visitor - a table.

She told ABC News: "He picked the wrong house to break into."

"I picked up the table, and I went to work on him."

However, the table quickly broke, so she started jumping on him and then once the man was down, she squirted shampoo on him.

Once she'd doused him in hair product - she picked up a broom and took to hitting him with it.

Eventually, the police arrived and took the man to hospital - but not before applauding Ms Murphy for her actions.

She said that police officers wanted to take selfies with her on her porch when they met her.

Ms Murphy trains most days at the local YMCA, where she was given a hero's welcome the next day,

A report by NBC's Today Show in 2018 said that Ms Murphy took up power-lifting eight years ago as a way of staying healthy and enjoying life.

She says she can dead-lift 225lbs (102kg) and holds records at state and national level.

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