HOUSTON (July 7, 2014) An 83-year-old Houston woman ran off a would-be robber by tossing a pot of boiling water on him.
Lillie McClendon says she discovered that some things were out of place and a side window was open at her home Sunday.
Then man confronted her, tried choking her and demanded money.
McClendon, who's lived in her home more than 50 years, said she wasn't going to give in.
She said she grabbed a stick and tried to hit the intruder.
She said at one point she told the man he should be ashamed of himself and asked, "What kind of momma you got that raised you up like this?"
Then she took the pot of boiling water from the stove and doused him.