According to published reports, the 75-year-old woman beat one of the two would-be robbers who attempted to push their way into her home at around 1:30 p.m.
The men were disguised as FedEx employees and rang her doorbell, saying they had a package for her. When she opened the door, the suspects placed an empty box on the floor and attempted to enter.
Mazzio was home with her daughter at the time of the incident and used a phone to defend herself and her home.
“My mother-in-law laid into him with her house phone. She swung and hit him right in the head,’’ her daughter-in-law Robyn Mazzio told the New York Post. “Then he lunged in at her like he was going to attack her, and my sister-in-law grabbed him by the arms and threw him out the door.”
The men then fled the scene and have not yet been captured.