An armed suspect got into a woman's house, but little did he know he won't get out with anything but burns on his face.
Larondrick Macklin, 31, broke into a home in Decatur, Alabama. He was armed with a gun, but the victim had a pot of hot grease.
Decatur Police Department got a call regarding a domestic dispute, and it was reported that the woman in question was Macklin's alleged ex-girlfriend.
The spokesperson for the Decatur Police Department said:
"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."
So, while numerous reports state that the woman was an ex, it was not confirmed. What we did learn is that the woman was not charged.
According to initial reports, when Larondrick entered the residence on the 2800-block of Wimberly Drive, he intended to burglarize the woman's home.
When the police arrived, they saw Macklin with burns on his face, and he was taken to the hospital.
At the crime scene, the police determined he was the "primary aggressor in the altercation." The report added Macklin "entered the victim's house with a firearm, and the victim defended herself with a pot containing hot grease."
The police informed the media that Macklin is "considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."
After the hospital, the failed armed alleged robber was taken to jail. He was charged with first-degree domestic violence and first-degree burglary. The bond was set at $300,000.
Darley Law LLC, a criminal justice firm, explained what the charges mean:
"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."
On the website, it said:
"A person commits burglary first-degree if they knowingly and unlawfully enter or remains unlawfully in a building that is normally used for sleeping, living, or lodging. Burglary first degree carries a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison."
Bradford Ladner, LLP, a criminal justice attorney based in Birmingham, said that Macklin faces "the most serious Alabama burglary charge."
Though this woman was in danger, her quick thinking and bravery are inspiring for potential victims of robbery or exes who don't know when to stop harassing.