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Domestic Violence Victim Fights Back During Attempted Break-In

Pictures say a thousand words

By CMPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

A Decatur, Alabama man welcomed in the month of August with a trip to the hospital, a couple of criminal charges, and (hopefully) a lifetime of scars after he broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and pointed a handgun at her.

The woman defended herself against 31-year-old Larondrick Macklin by hurling a pot of hot grease at the man. From the looks of the photo of the man, it was a perfect shot.

She then dialed 911, reporting a domestic disturbance.

That Had to Hurt

I know we shouldn’t judge a “book by its cover,” but it seems fitting to assume Larondrick was in pain looking at his face in this mugshot photo. As he should feel pain. If you don’t have good intentions, leave people alone. Sometimes you get more than you bargained for!

Guess no one ever told Larondrick you shouldn’t bring a gun to a hot grease fight!

You live; you learn.

By Any Means Necessary

The victim had every right in the world to defend herself by “any means necessary,” especially since he ruined dinner on top of the other drama! She was not charged with any crimes in the incident.

Police and paramedics arrived on the scene. The man was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries. He spent 24-hours in the hospital before transfer to the county jail.

Macklin Transported to Hospital; Jail

Macklin was booked into the county jail on charges of first-degree domestic violence and first-degree attempted robbery. Both crimes constitute felony charges against Macklin.

First-Degree Domestic Violence in Alabama

In Alabama, first-degree domestic violence carries a sentence of up to life in prison. First-degree domestic violence occurs when the perpetrator commits aggravated stalking or first-degree assault.

If you can’t take the heat, don’t bring it to the kitchen, Larondrick.

Unfortunately, information concerning the outcome of this case is unavailable. Larondrick's charges likely were reduced to misdemeanor offenses and heard in the smaller court. The charges could have been dismissed altogether. Larondrick's name is not currently listed in an Alabama Department of Corrections prison inmate search.

Domestic Violence Resources

If you or someone you know is involved in a violent relationship, help is out there. The following resources are a few of many available to help.

Reach out. Get out. People care.

For 24-hour confidential domestic violence help, call the appropriate number below.

U.S.: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Australia: 1-800-RESPECT

England: 0808 2000 247

Northern Ireland: 0808 802 1414

Scotland: 0800 027 1234

UK: LiveAid Live Chat:

Japan: TELL offers counseling until 11 p.m. each night: 03-5774-0992

Aspire News App

The Aspire News App was voted as the “best domestic violence app” in 2019. The free app can easily be downloaded to your device and provide potentially life-saving information and support.

Bright Sky app

Bright Sky is a mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse. Download the app for free.


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