“I picked up the table, and I went to work on him,” said Miss Murphy, who can deadlift 225 pounds.
Nov 24, 2019
Fox News – Willie Murphy, who attends the Maplewood YMCA in Rochester, N.Y., on a daily basis, was getting ready for bed around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday when a man started banging on the door.
Willie Murphy is 82. She’s a powerlifter.
“I hear a loud noise,” she told WHAM-TV. “I’m thinking, what the heck was that? The young man is in my home. He broke the door.”
The award-winning bodybuilder told the outlet she hid under the cover of night — picking up the nearest object — as the thief crept through her home.
“I picked up the table, and I went to work on him,” said Murphy, who can deadlift 225 pounds. ‘The table broke.”
“And when he’s down,” she added, “I’m jumping on him.”
After the table drop, Murphy grabbed a nearby bottle of shampoo and went to town.
“I grabbed the shampoo,” she told WHAM-TV. “Guess what? He’s still on the ground. In his face, all of it, the whole thing.”
“I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what? I’m tough.”@13WHAM … Read more.