Lady Ninja: 67-Year-Old Woman With Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu Takes Down Home Intruder
Age does not make you rusty, your actions will!
A 67-year-old woman with a black belt in jiu-jitsu took down a home intruder after he broke into a residential complex that is made especially for the elderly people.
Lorenza Marrujo, the woman, looks like a typical old woman, but in reality, she has 26 years of experience in martial arts.
Marrujo, who stands at 4 feet 11 inches tall with just 100 pounds of weight, kicked and took down a home intruder in her building.
The incident happened in Fontana, California, USA.
Lorenza, who prefers being called as “Lady Ninja”, picked up a neon baseball bat and told the intruder to back off.
The best part about this is that the intruder backed off!
Lorenza heard the screams of Elizabeth McCray, her 81-year-old neighbor, and upon investigating, she said that a man had broken into her house.
The man grabbed her and shook her, which caused her to fall down on the floor.
But Lorenza was not done, she fought and came to help Elizabeth.
Recalling the moment she took down the man that had broken down into their house, Lorenza said:
I squeezed myself between her and him. I put mama [Elizabeth] on the side, and I jumped on him and I was punching him and everything, and I had the cane against his throat. He lifted up and tried to twist my hand, but at the same time, I twisted his and turned it around real fast and he was saying, ‘You’re hurting me, you’re hurting me,’ and I said, ‘I don’t care. I don’t care what happens to you. You had no right to hurt an elderly person’.
The bravery of Lorenza and her comeback skills shocked the neighbor and the person that was intruding on the house.
Talking about Lorenza, Elizabeth said that she was not expecting her little neighbor to be that brave.
I didn’t expect that little lady would be that brave. I said, ‘Could you be careful, he’s gonna kill us.’ She said, ‘Not tonight’.
Elizabeth was taken to a hospital for treatment and got released the day after.
Donald Robert Prestwood, the 59-year-old intruder, was arrested by the police after the incident.
He was brought in on suspicion of elder abuse and is being held at the West Valley Detention Center on $150,000 bail.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge on Thursday.
Jennie Venzor, the spokesperson of the Fontana Police Department, said that it was good when they got to know the incident.
However, Venzor said that people should call the police when someone invades their house.
We recommend that you dial 911 for emergency assistance, which, in this case, she did that, and she also jumped in. What she told me is that her training kicked in, and it was like a muscle memory. She knew she had to help her friend out.
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