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83-year-old woman successfully fights off burglar by pouring hot water on him (video)

By Mason White 9:37 AM July 8, 2014
Lillie McClendon 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A grandmother successfully fought off a man who broke into her home, by pouring a pot of hot water on him, police in Texas said.

Houston Police said that the 83-year-old woman thwarted the robbery early on Sunday, when she fought the would-be thief with a stick and the pot of boiling sausage.

Lillie McClendon said that the suspect choked her and demanded to know where she kept her money. “I could not see his face, only his eyes. All he was asking was, ‘Where is the money? Where is the money?’” She said.

The woman, who had just celebrated her birthday, was not going down without a fight. “I told him ‘What kind of mom raised you this way. You should be ashamed of yourself,’” McClendon recalled.

She took a stick and tried to hit him. Then she took the pot of hot water and poured it on the man. The suspect fled the scene after suffering burns.

Police are searching for the suspect, but so far, no arrests have been made. The grandmother’s family member said that they are happy she escaped uninjured.