• An 87-year-old woman was surprised to discover an intruder inside her home in the middle of the night.
  • The young man threatened to harm her as he attacked her asleep in bed.
  • While calling 911, the older woman gave the teen food after he said he was hungry.

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Finding an intruder in your home is startling, especially when you don’t know their motives. Finding an intruder at home when you’re an 87-year-old woman is horrifying living alone.

Marjorie Perkins, 87, was asleep at around 2 in the morning when she woke up to a teenager standing over her bed.

A house along Beverly Drive was broken into by a teenager. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

A house along Beverly Drive was broken into by a teenager. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

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“I’m going to cut you,” the teenager threatened. At the time, Perkins acted quickly despite being awoken from her sleep.

“I thought to myself ‘If he’s going to cut, I’m going to kick.’ So I jumped into my shoes,” she explained of her action plan. The teen began hitting her, and she used a chair as a shield.

The chair was enough to keep her at arm’s length. She yelled for help out the window, but no one could hear her cries.

Admittedly, Perkins said it would’ve been worse if she didn’t have the chair between her and the intruder. The boy continued to attack, and she was punched in the forehead, which eventually caused bruising.

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After constant punching, pushing, and shoving, Perkins used all her might to kick the intruder back. She also used the chair to push him away.

Marjorie Perkins explained how she had to protect herself from the intruder. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

Marjorie Perkins explained how she had to protect herself from the intruder. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

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The Intruder Retreated to the Kitchen

Eventually, the teen got tired of fighting her. He proceeded to the kitchen to find food.

Perkins kept telling the boy he needed to leave and that he needed help. The boy responded that he was hungry and hadn’t eaten properly.

The old lady handed him peanut butter and crackers. She also gave him milk and two tangerines.

A photograph of Marjorie Perkins' home. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

A photograph of Marjorie Perkins’ home. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

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While the teenager devoured the food, Perkins called 911 as fast as possible. The teenager left before the police arrived at her home, but a police dog tracked the teen several blocks away.

Since he wasn’t of legal age, the boy was taken to a youth development center. He faced charges of burglary, criminal threatening, consuming liquor as a minor, and assault.

The boy got in through by removing her air conditioner's side panel. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

The boy got in through by removing her air conditioner’s side panel. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

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The Old Lady Recognized the Intruder

The boy had no pants and shoes while moving around Perkins’ home. He left them in a pile, along with his knife and a water bottle filled with alcohol, next to one of the window air conditioners he used to enter the house.

He broke in by moving the air conditioner’s side panel and squeezing through its gap. Perkins insisted she locked her front door before going to bed, which is why the intruder looked for other ways in.

It turned out Perkins knew the boy from ages ago. He used to mow her lawn for extra money ten years prior.

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Since then, a concerned neighbor gave Perkins a bat to use in case something similar happened again. She also had someone mount her air conditioner with screws so no one could tear down its panels.

Marjorie Perkins realized he knew the boy from years ago. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

Marjorie Perkins realized he knew the boy from years ago. | Source: Youtube.com/NBC News

In a similar story, an intruder soon realized he messed with the wrong grandma when a 67-year-old woman with 26 years of Martial Arts training took him down.

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