- An 82-year-old woman was faced with danger when an intruder broke into her house
- The elderly lady decided to fight back against the young thug
- She ended up winning the struggle and saving her own life
An elderly woman, Willie Murphy, has gone viral for all the right reasons. The 82-year-old gogo came face-to-face with a young intruder who broke into her house.
The gogo, who hails from New York, US, decided to fight back. Briefly.co.za learned the granny was strong enough to fend off the 28-year-old intruder thanks to regular weightlifting.
According to CNN, the incident took place last week Thursday just as Murphy was getting ready for bed.
At around 11pm, she heard an aggressive knock at her door before hearing a loud noise. The man had let himself into her house.
A video of her detailing the entire harrowing experience was shared online by journalist Seth Palmer.
Murphy's story went viral and social media users applauded her for fighting back against the young man.
Twitter user, @sryenchik, commented:
"Wow, look at the muscles on her arms. I’m impressed."
Latoya Spikes, who goes by the Twitter handle @spikes_latoya, added:
"Being a superhero does not have an age limit now does it!"
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