Armed Burglar Breaks Into Woman’s Home, Doesn't Realize She Has A Weapon Of Her Own

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An Alabama woman defended herself by throwing a pot of hot grease in ex-boyfriend’s face after he allegedly entered her home armed with a pistol.

31-year-old Larondrick Macklin was taken into custody on August 1 by the Decatur Police Department officers who responded to the domestic dispute call at the 2800-block of Wimberly Drive, Decatur. He had burns on his face and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

Police issued a statement revealing that their preliminary investigation at the scene deemed that Macklin had been the "primary aggressor" during the incident.

The victim used the pot of hot grease to defend herself after he made his way into the home, police said.

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Macklin was charged burglary in the first degree and domestic violence in the first degree following the incident. He was detained at Morgan County Jail following his release from hospital, where he remains in custody on a $300,000 bond.

In a media release, police stressed that Macklin was "considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

Speaking to USA Today, a police spokesperson stated: "Since the situation was of a domestic nature, we are not at liberty to discuss the relationship between the victim and the suspect at this time."

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Macklin, whose mug shot was published online, may be facing life in prison if convicted. The victim has yet to be identified by local law enforcement.

On its website, Darley Law LLC, a criminal justice firm, explains: "First-degree domestic violence is a Class A felony, which carries a sentence of life in prison. First-degree domestic violence occurs when the defendant commits either aggravated stalking or first-degree assault."

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A criminal justice attorney based in Birmingham, Bradford Ladner, stated that the burglary charge brought against Macklin is considered to be "the most serious Alabama burglary charge."

The website continues: "A person commits burglary first-degree if they knowingly and unlawfully enter, or remains unlawfully in a building which is normally used for sleeping, living, our lodging. Burglary first degree... carries a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison."

Sources: Newsweek