Home intruder beaten by elderly female bodybuilder

Home intruder beaten by elderly female bodybuilder
An intruder in the US got more than he bargained for when the elderly woman he targeted turned out to be a professional bodybuilder.
Willie Murphy was getting ready for bed on Thursday at her home in Rochester, New York, when a man pounded on the door and said he needed an ambulance, Ms Murphy told local broadcaster WHAM.
Willy Murphy wasn't messing around when she stopped an intruder that broke into her home in Rochester, New York. (WHAM)
The 82-year-old called police and refused to open the door.
That's when she said the man broke in and started skulking around her house in the dark.
"He picked the wrong house to break into," Ms Murphy said.
The award-winning bodybuilder with nerves of steel picked up a table and beat the man with it, poured shampoo in his face and was whacking him with a broom when police arrived.
"I was whaling on that man," Ms Murphy told the Democrat and Chronicle.
"'Cause I said to myself, 'If it's my time to go to hell, I'm taking him with me!'"
The man was sent to hospital in an ambulance, and police tweeted a selfie with Ms Murphy, calling her "tough as nails".
Ms Murphy works out almost daily at Rochester's Maplewood YMCA and said she can deadlift over 100 kilograms — more than twice her weight. She can also do one-handed chin-ups and one-handed push-ups.
She won the World Natural Powerlifting Federation Lifter of the Year award in 2014.
"She really helps dispel the myths of aging," said Michelle LeBoo, a program coordinator at the Maplewood YMCA.
Ms Murphy is "a strong, beautiful woman" who does things "for the benefit of others," Ms LeBoo said.
Ms Murphy said she hopes her story inspires people of all ages.