Elderly people are considered easy target for robbers because they appear vulnerable.

However, no matter their age, these people’s experience and wisdom can come in handy when they find themselves in trouble.

One intruder who decided to steal from the residents of a senior-citizen complex regretted his decision after he came across a 67-year-old lady who had a black belt in martial arts. She didn’t appear strong at all, especially because of her age and her height of under 5ft, but as we all know, looks can be deceiving.

Decide

The intruder entered the home of Lorenza Marrujo, but she didn’t get scared and told him to back off, as per Los Angeles-based KCAL-TV. He fled her place, but shortly after, she heard screams coming from the neighboring apartment. She rushed to see what was going on when she saw the intruder attacking one of her friends, 81-year-old Elizabeth McCray. He shook her until she fell on the floor, but Lorenza wouldn’t let him hurt her friend any longer.

Speaking to KCAL-TV, Lorenza recalled how her friend told her, “He’s gonna kill us,” to what she replied, “Not tonight.”

“I squeezed myself between her [Elizabeth] and him…then I jumped on him and I was punching him and I had the cane against his throat.

“At the same time his arm came up and I twisted it around, he was shouting ‘you’re hurting me, you’re hurting me.’ and I said ‘I don’t care what happens to you, you have no right to hurt an elderly person,’” brave Lorenza explained.

She managed to hold him to the ground until police arrived. Luckily, no one was seriously injured, and he was arrested.

For Lorenza’s interview go to the video below and don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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