Confidence – 82 Year Old Powerlifter Takes Down Home Invader

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Willie Murphy is an 82 year old powerlifter who says she’s ‘old but tough.’ And she proved it when a 28 year old male broke into her home at around 11 p.m. on Thursday evening. She made him sorry he picked that home. (WHAM13)

Willie is an” award winning powerlifter,” who can deadlift 225 pounds, according to media. The athletic ability she gets from working out at the Rochester YMCA every day came in handy. She has confidence.

A man approached her home while she was getting ready for bed on Thursday, demanding to be let inside and saying “Please call an ambulance. I’m sick. I’m sick.” She called police and refused to let him in, which she says infuriated him.

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

She told media that she “hid” in the darkness, and grabbed a table with metal legs, and “went to work on him. The table broke,” she said.

Then she began jumping on him while he was down. Then she ran into the kitchen and picked up a bottle of baby shampoo and poured it all over his face. THEN she grabbed a broom and began hitting him with it.

“I got the broom. He’s pulling the broom. I’m hitting him with the broom…I’m juggin’ him, juggin him.” As she demonstrated jabbing the man with the broom handle. “He picked the wrong house to break into.”

That’s an understatement, Willie. Word to the wise: never mess with an 82 year old powerlifter.

The man got his ambulance ride when police arrived. And Willie said that all the first responders wanted to take “selfies” with her. As one Twitter user stated, “That woman is ‘tuff with two capital fFs.'”

Featured photo: Screenshot via WHAM


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