Dreadlock Girlfriend Assault: Is Oregon Woman Alive After Choking? [VIDEO]

By IScience Times Staff Reporter on January 8, 2013 10:06 PM EST

Dreadlock assault
When an Oregon man got upset with his girlfriend this week he tried to murder her in a highly unusual way: choking via dreadlocks. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)

A dreadlock girlfriend assault is extremely hard to envision. But that's exactly what happened when Oregon native Caleb Grotberg tried to choke his girlfriend by wrapping his extra-long hair around her neck.

The victim of the bizarre hair-raising attack, who has not yet been identified, was quickly transported to a local hospital to be treated for "non-life-threatening injuries," according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau.

After responding to a 911 call in Portland at 2:28 a.m. on Monday morning about a domestic assault, police found the victim injured. Grotberg was not on the premises, but he was found nearby soon after. Then the man with the unruly dreadlocks was arrested and thrown in a cell at the Multnomah County Jail.

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He will be arraigned and charged with kidnapping in the second degree, attempted assault in the second degree, assault in the fourth degree, menacing, and strangulation.

"It's sickening that someone could have such anger in them, strangling with their own hair? I mean strangulation period, you have a lot of anger, but it's shocking that someone like that would be on our street," said neighbor Ric Leonetti. 

The horrific dreadlock assault comes only days after a woman was set on fire by her boyfriend in San Francisco. Watch the video here.

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