An Alabama woman fended off an armed intruder by throwing a pot of hot grease in his face, police said.
Larondrick Macklin, 31, allegedly broke into the woman’s house on Thursday and brandished a firearm, according to a statement from Decatur police.
The woman then “defended herself with a pot containing hot grease,” throwing the hot liquid in Macklin’s face.
Although authorities did not divulge the relationship between the pair, AL.com and other local media outlets are reporting that Macklin is her ex-boyfriend.
A police spokeswoman told USA Today she could not provide any details about the relationship.
"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,” she said.
Police said they were initially called to the woman’s home in southwest Decatur in reference to a “domestic dispute.” They arrived to find Macklin suffering from burns to his face.
After conducting the investigation, police said they determined that Macklin had been the “primary aggressor” and had entered the woman’s home carrying a pistol.
Macklin was arrested the following day and was charged with burglary in the first degree and domestic violence in the first degree.
After receiving medical attention for his injuries at an area hospital, he was taken to the Morgan County jail.
He’s currently being held at the jail on a $300,000 bond.
If convicted of the charges against him, he could face life in prison, AL.com reports.
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