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Elderly woman fights off burglar with stick, boiling water

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HOUSTON (KTRK) – An 83-year-old woman says she used some unusual weapons after a robber tried to break into her home.

Lillie McClendon says the suspect broke in through a window and demanded money.

“I couldn’t see his face, just his eyes like that. All he was asking about was, ‘Where’s that money at? Where’s that money at,” she told KTRK.

“I told him, I said, ‘What kinda momma you got that raised you up like this? You oughta be ashamed of yourself,” she added.

McClendon says when the suspect tried to choke her, she began hitting him with a stick and even poured a pot of boiling water on him.

Fortunately, she suffered only minor injuries.

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