Home invasions and robberies are scary. Especially for older members of our community.
Whenever someone breaks into a home, anyone inside can only hope that things go well. They certainly did for this amazing 82-year-old woman.
The story started in Rochester, New York.
Willie Murphy was alone at home one night when she heard a strange knock at the door. Without opening the door, she learned that it was a man who begged for medical assistance claiming that he was in need of a phone.
Well, Willie is no fool. She instead called the police but didn’t let the man in, fearing the worst. It turns out that her suspicions were correct when she heard someone breaking in.
While it may have been safer to stay hidden, Willie decided to…
During robberies and home invasions, many safety articles suggest taking notes and doing what you can to stay safe. But Willie wanted to take her home defense one step further.
She remembers grabbing the nearby table and describes what she did next:
“I took that table, and went to working on him…and guess what? The table broke.”
As it turns out, Willie isn’t an ordinary elderly woman.
The would-be robber never stood a chance, because as it turns out, Willie is a competing bodybuilder. She told ABC News that she can deadlift an incredible 225 pounds.
Not only is this old woman built tough, but she’s strong too. As she describes it:
“I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what? I’m Tough.”
They had to call an ambulance, but not for her.
Willie goes on to describe how she knocked the robber down and was jumping on him over and over. She wasn’t ready to give the robber a chance to get away, and she wanted him to learn that you don’t mess with old folks.
The ambulance showed up expecting to find an old woman in need. Instead, they found a champion weight lifter standing over a robber who was likely very happy with the rescue. Willie was happy to go back home to peace after the incident.
Willie told the story to some of her friends at the gym.
The funny part of the story comes when ABC News talked with Willie’s friends from the gym. None of them were surprised by how well Willie managed to take care of herself.
Each of them knows that Willie is strong and tough and has the determination to keep herself safe no matter what. As one of her friends says it:
“I probably weigh close to twice as her and I wouldn’t want to tangle with her.”
Another friend then said:
“She is the wrong person to have messed with.”
It just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, especially if the cover is ripped like Willie.
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