Man allegedly chokes girlfriend with his own dreadlocks

January 9, 2013 12:42:50 AM PST
Police in Oregon say a woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her with his dreadlocks.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the unidentified woman was taken to a hospital Monday for treatment of numerous non-life-threatening injuries.

The police spokesman says 32-year-old Caleb Grotberg was arrested for investigation of several domestic violence felony crimes, including strangulation, fourth-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping. He's due in court Tuesday.

FYI: Dreadlocks are matted ropes of hair.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.