New York grandmother smashes table over burglar's head after he breaks into her house: 'I’m old but I’m tough'

Willie Murphy, 82, shared that the 29-year-old man broke into her home around 11 pm on Thursday, November 21

New York grandmother smashes table over burglar's head after he breaks into her house: 'I’m old but I’m tough'
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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK: An 82-year-old bodybuilding grandmother got candid on the moment that she fought back against a burglar who had broken into her home. 

Willie Murphy shared that the 29-year-old man broke into her home around 11 pm on Thursday. The man was unaware of the fact that Murphy is an award-winning bodybuilder. Murphy described breaking a table over his head, beating him with a broom, as well as smothering him in shampoo after he broke in. 

After the incident, while giving an interview, Murphy revealed, "I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what? I’m tough".

As reported by the Today Show, Murphy is around 5ft and weighs around 110lbs. However, she is easily able to deadlift 225 pounds. According to Fox News, Murphy shared, "I hear a loud noise. I'm thinking, what the heck was that? The young man is in my home. He broke the door. 'I picked up the table, and I went to work on him. The table broke". 

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"And when he's down. I’m jumping on him. 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," she added. Murphy shared that the man was attempting to make his way out of the house after she beat him up. 

"He picked the wrong house to break into," shared Murphy. She works out at the local Maplewood YMCA and was given a hero's welcome upon returning to the gym. She added that even emergency responders wanted to take pictures with her post the incident. 

Murphy had started weight lifting in 2011  and gradually started to see her body transform. Now, she is able to lift almost double her body weight. In 2014, she was able to secure the first place in the World Natural Powerlifting Federation World Championships for her division.

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