The intruder totally ignored the admonishments and continued to demand that Lillie hand over her cash. Then he began choking her, and that’s when her words turned into action! If Lillie was going to go down, she wasn’t doing it without a fight.
“I got a stick and tried to hit him,” she told KTRK. “I had sausage on the stove. I put hot water on him.”
Lillie suffered some injury, but her attack was enough to get the would-be robber to leave her home.