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News Story Source: Daily Mail
Willie Murphy, 82, smashed a table over a 29-year-old man who broke into her Rochester, New York home on Thursday after 11pm
She beat him with a broomstick, jumped on him repeatedly and covered him in shampoo before cops came
Murphy says emergency crews requested selfies with her and she received a hero's welcome when she returned to her local YMCA gym after the incident
The grandmother has won multiple awards at world championship power-lifting competitions and despite being 5ft and 105 lbs, can lift twice her own weight
She said in an interview: 'I'm alone and I'm old, but guess what? I'm tough'
An 82-year-old woman has described the moment she made a man regret breaking into her New York home after she fought back.
Willie Murphy says that around 11pm on Thursday, the man, 29, entered her house in Rochester despite her refusing to open the door and let him in when he pleaded with her call an ambulance.