A home intruder who intended to rob a house of an old woman in New York was sent to the hospital after the 82-year-old homeowner, a former bodybuilder, prevented the potential crime with the help of a table.

Willie Murphy was getting ready for bed when she heard a man pounding on her door and asking to call an ambulance.

She called the police, however, refusing to let the stranger inside.

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The man who reportedly became irate by her refusal broke through the door prompting the former award-winning bodybuilder to act.

Murphy reacted quickly, grabbing a nearby table and attacked the unwelcome guest.

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