Not all pensioners will become victims in a burglary. Take the recent story about Ms Willie Murphy. This 82 year old American woman gave a burglar more than he bargained for.
It was about 11pm when the doorbell started to ring. When she looked out, she saw a young man who was bent over. He kept pleading with her to help him because he had been shot.
Willie opened the main door but kept the chain on. Then she went to the kitchen to call an ambulance.
But the 28 year old was not what he seemed.
As she spoke to the emergency services, there was a huge crash. He had broken through the front door.
“I’m home and I’m alone, but guess what – I’m tough!”
Little old Ms Murphy is not what she might seem! No, she’s a world champion body builder with hundreds of trophies who can dead-lift more than 100kg.
She grabbed a small coffee table with metal legs and hit the intruder as hard as she could. And as many times as she could. She hit him so hard that the table broke.
As the man fell backwards, she grabbed a bottle of shampoo and squirted the contents into his face.
And then jumped up and down on him.
At that moment several Police cars arrived. They had been alerted to the attack by the ambulance service, who could hear it all through the telephone.
The intruder was arrested and taken to hospital for medical attention.
Ms. Murphy standing shoulder to shoulder with Genesee Section Officers after an intruder attempted to break into her home. Ms. Murphy is tough as nails & fended off the intruder. Ms. Murphy standing with some of the officers that responded to her home. pic.twitter.com/1gr8KfWZ4d
— Rochester NY Police (@RochesterNYPD) 25 November 2019
A doorchain is not enough to protect you from someone who is determined to get into your home.
It is far better not to open the door in the first place. And that’s when you need a door intercom.