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A Home Invader Proves He Has the Worst Luck When the Home He Picks Belongs to a Body Building Grandma

Our society totally undervalues our elderly citizens. Often times, the wisdom, know-how and skills that old people possess are overshadowed by their advanced ages. They are discredited by this number and are mislabeled as a group that has nothing important to contribute. For instance, ageism is rampant in just about every industry and the elderly are the number one targets of scams and frauds. Unfortunately, many also equate old age to feebleness, weakness and fragility. This might be the viewpoint of the majority but that’s only because they haven’t met this 82 year-old body building grandma before. 

Willie Murphy is the octogenarian being celebrated as a hero for beating a would-be home invader into submission after he attempted to break into her home.  

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Last Thursday while Murphy was getting ready to go to bed, she reportedly heard someone banging on the front door of her Rochester, New York home. According to the 82 year-old, she heard a man asking for help, pleading with her to open the door and demanding that she call an ambulance. A retired social worker, responded in the safest and smartest way possible. Murphy refused to let the unknown man in and instead called the police to report the disturbance. As she explained to local news station WHAM, the man then became angry at her hesitation and broke through the home’s front door. 

This was a huge mistake on the burglar’s part because Murphy was absolutely up for a fight. 

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“It’s kind of semi-dark and I’m alone, and I’m old. But guess what, I’m tough,” Murphy explained to WHAM while flexing her muscular arms. “He picked the wrong house to break into.”

The octogenarian is an award winning body builder and a competitive power lifter who works out daily at her local YMCA. It goes without saying that abuela is swole. In order to fend off the intruder, she used multiple household tools to attack and defend including her own dinning room table. 

“I took that table and I went to working on him,” Murphy recalled of her defense. “And guess what? The table broke.”

However, this didn’t slow Murphy down. Like the boss abuela she is, she took the metal legs from the table and continued to hit the attempted intruder. After jumping on the man several times to keep him pinned, Murphy ran to the kitchen to grab a bottle of baby shampoo. She then squirted it in the man’s face as he tried to stand after her aggressive onslaught. Finally, she used a broom to whack the failed assailant some more.

At this point, both Murphy and the burglar had one thing on their minds: to get him out of her home once and for all. 

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Murphy who can dead lift 225 pounds — began to drag the man out of her house but she struggled to do so. 

“He wants to get the heck out of there. And I’m trying to help him get out of the house, but he’s too heavy,” Murphy recalled. “I can’t move him. He’s dead weight.”

At this point, the police finally arrived to collect the attempted home invader. The first responders on the scene put the thwarted burglar into an ambulance and sent him to hospital to be treated for injuries sustained by Murphy’s assault.

“So they come in, he’s laying down already because I had really did a number on that man. I’m serious,” Murphy proudly recalled. “I think he was happy when he went in the ambulance because I sent him in the ambulance. Yes, I did.”

Though she was able to fend off the man, Murphy holds no ill will to the attempted intruder. 

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The man, who has not been publicly identified, had been “extremely intoxicated and not aware of what was going on” according to the police who responded to the incident. Due to this, Murphy declined to ask the police to file any charges against him. In the statement issued by Rochester NYPD, it says that “Ms Murphy wanted the suspect to get medical treatment” after the attack. Isn’t that just like a grandma. She might whoop your behind but she’ll make sure you’re okay afterwards.  

News of Murphy’s heroic defense of her home has spread quickly, amazing everyone who hears the tale of the super strong abuela. 

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The Rochester police department applauded Murphy for her ability to take on the home intruder. In a tweet from their official Twitter account following the incident, they called the grandma “tough as nails” and eagerly posed for a picture with the invincible grandma.

“The officers that came wanted to go on my front porch and take selfies with me,” Murphy bragged about her new internet hero status. 

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North Carolina Spanish Teacher Dies In Shootout With Mexican Cartel

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North Carolina Spanish Teacher Dies In Shootout With Mexican Cartel

A beloved Spanish teacher at a North Carolina school was killed in a shootout with a Mexican cartel. The Spanish teacher and coach was popular among students, faculty, and staff and lived by the motto “All Love…No Fear.”

Coach Barney Harris was beloved at the Union Academy Charter School.

Harris’ death stunned the community and the school’s social media lit up with memorials and remembrances of the teacher. Students responded with notes honoring the coach. Yet, the varsity basketball and track coach for the Charlotte-area charter school was hiding a secret that quickly came to light shortly after his death.

As students, faculty, and staff expressed sorrow for his sudden death, details emerged that changed the narrative. Turns out that Harris was killed in a gunfight with a Mexican cartel. Authorities in North Carolina revealed that Harris’ body was found in a mobile home in Alamance County, where he allegedly met with drug runner Alonso Beltran Lara.

The details of Harris’ death have shocked more than his community.

The school’s social media pages quickly deleted tribute posts to the Spanish teacher when the details were revealed. Authorities were cautious with releasing the information to make sure that the facts were verified.

“I can tell you this right now. When we are dealing with the Mexican drug cartel, somebody’s probably going to die as a result of this right here, somewhere else. And we did not want to put it out there until we could get a good grip of what’s going on here,” Sheriff Terry Johnson told WCNC.

According to authorities, it is believed that Harris, along with his brother-in-law, killed a drug runner for the cartel and a gunfight ensued. Harris was killed during the shootout.

According to authorities, the two interstates, Interstate 85 and Interstate 40, have created a well-used corridor for moving money and drugs for the cartels.

Authorities seized five firearms, about $7,000 in cash, and 1.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine from the scene. No other people in the mobile home park were injured.

READ: It’s No Surprise El Chapo’s Wife Is In Jail, Her TikTok Was A Look Inside #CartelLife

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Ecuadorian Sisters, 3 And 5, Dropped By Smugglers From 14 Ft High Mexico-US Border Wall

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Ecuadorian Sisters, 3 And 5, Dropped By Smugglers From 14 Ft High Mexico-US Border Wall

A recent video shared by a border patrol agent highlighted a shocking moment of smugglers literally dropping two little girls over a 14-foot high fence in the New Mexico desert. Right in the dead of night.

In the disturbing video, the smugglers can be seen climbing the fence and then dropping the two 5-year-old and 3-year-old sisters to the ground.

El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez shared that the incident occurred “miles from the nearest residence.”

The two little girls (Yareli, 3, and Yasmina, 5) were rescued after agents spotted them during a virtual surveillance sweep. The two sisters are from Ecuador and were dumped by human smugglers at the border wall according to an official.

“[US Immigration officials] need to verify the identity of the parents and confirm they are the parents and make sure they are in good condition to receive the girls,” Magdalena Nunez, of the Consulate of Ecuador in Houston, explained to The New York Post on Thursday. “It’s a process … We’re working to make sure it’s an expedited process and the girls spend as minimal time as possible separated from their parents.”

“Hopefully it can happen soon, in a week or two, but  it can take up to six weeks. We are working to make sure sure it happens as quickly as possible,” she explained before noting that the two sisters are “doing very well.”

“We have been in contact with them and confirmed they are in good health,” Nunez shared. “Physically, they are perfect — emotionally, obviously, they went through a hard time, but I guarantee you right now they are in good health and they are conversing. They are very alert, very intelligent.”

In a statement about the incident, the Ecuadorian consulate confirmed that the two girls had been in touch with their parents, who live in New York City.

“The Ecuadorian Consulate in Houston had a dialogue with the minors and found that they are in good health and that they contacted their parents, who currently live in New York City,” explained the consulate.

In a statement from the girls’ parents sent to Telemundo, the girls’ parents had left their daughters behind at their home in Jaboncillo, Ecuador, to travel to the US. The parents of the two girls have been identified as Yolanda Macas Tene and Diego Vacacela Aguilar. According to the New York Post, “The girls’ grandparents have asked President Biden to reunite the children with their parents. Aguilar paid a human smuggler to take his kids to the border — though the grandparents didn’t know how much they paid.”

“[The parents] wanted to be with them, their mother suffered a lot, for that reason they decided to take them,” paternal grandfather Lauro Vacacela explained in an interview with Univision.

It is still uncertain as to whether or not the girls’ parents are in the country legally.

Photos of the girls showed them having snacks with Agent Gloria Chavez.

“When I visited with these little girls, they were so loving and so talkative, some of them were asking the names of all the agents that were there around them, and they even said they were a little hungry,” Chavez told Fox News. “So I helped them peel a banana and open a juice box and just talked to them. You know, children are just so resilient and I’m so grateful that they’re not severely injured or [have] broken limbs or anything like that.”

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