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Elderly woman fights off would-be robber with boiling water

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Lillie McClendon fought off a robber with boiling water and a stick. (Source: KTRK/CNN) Lillie McClendon fought off a robber with boiling water and a stick. (Source: KTRK/CNN)

 HOUSTON (KTRK/CNN) - A burglar in Texas picked the wrong house to try to rob.

Lillie McClendon is 83 years old. McClendon says a man broke into her home early Sunday and demanded money.

She says she fought him off with the only weapons she had available at the time, a stick and a pot of boiling water.

“I got this stick. I had some sausage on the stove. I poured that water on him. I told him, I said, 'What kind of momma you got that raised you up like this? You oughta be ashamed of yourself,'" she said.

The robber got away. But McClendon’s family members say they're just relieved that she's OK.

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