Ellen Basinski, the wife of an Elyria, Ohio judge, was home alone when four men tried to break into home Tuesday.
Determined not to be a victim she called for help then started hitting one of the suspects with a pot.
The suspects fled, but were later caught.
Basinski was slightly hurt in the scuffle, but is doing just fine.
"god takes care of little old ladies and fools. I don't know which one I am," said Basinski.
Chef Emeril Lagasse says he felt so bad when he heard a woman lost one of his trademark pans warding off home intruders that he's replacing the item.