A 67-year-old woman used her jiu-jitsu training to stop an intruder from hurting her neighbor in California, USA. Donald Robert Prestwood, 59, assaulted Lorenza Marrujo’s neighbor on Sept. 28, after first barging into her apartment.
Marrujo has 26 years of martial arts training, so when she told the intruder to back off, he listened.
“He grabbed me and shook me, and I went down on the floor,” McCray said.
“I squeezed myself between her and him. I put mama on the side, and I jumped on him, and I was punching him and everything,” Marrujo said. “And I had the cane against his throat.” Marrujo said she didn’t want to kill him, so she held him down with her hands.”He lifted up and tried to twist my hand. At the same time, I twisted his and turned it around real fast,” Marrujo said. “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.'”