Portland Man Arrested For Choking Girlfriend With His Dreadlocks


An Oregon woman told police her boyfriend used his dreadlocks to choke her during an argument.

Officers responded to a home in Portland at 2:28 a.m. Monday after receiving a report of a domestic assault.

The victim, who was not identified, told police her boyfriend, Caleb Grotberg, choked her with his dreadlocks, which are matted ropes of hair.

The woman was taken to a Portland hospital where she was treated for “numerous, non-life-threatening injuries,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau.

Grotberg, 32, was located by officers in the neighborhood and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

He is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges of kidnap in the second degree, attempted assault in the second degree, assault in the fourth degree, menacing, and strangulation. All of the charges are domestic violence felony crimes.

It was not known whether Grotberg had retained an attorney.


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