According to reports from the Associated Press on Jan. 7, Oregon man, Caleb Grotberg (32) choked his girlfriend with his dreadlocks during a heated argument. After the attack, the woman called the police.
When they arrived, Grotberg had already fled the scene. He didn’t get away though. Police caught up to him a short while later.
Charges being brought against Caleb Grotberg for his dreadlocks assault on his girlfriend include: second-degree kidnapping, second-degree attempted assault, fourth-degree assault, menacing and domestic violence.
One neighbor commented on the domestic violence incident:
"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,"
Maybe you are asking yourself, “What are dreadlocks?” Urban Dictionary defines dreadlocks:
Also called dreads, it is a style created by allowing the hair to matt into locks.
Basically, Caleb Grotberg tried to choke a woman to death with his hair.
Sources: The Gawker, The Sun, Urban Dictionary, The Associated Press
Probably not the first of its type, the dreadlock assault arrest is one that brings attention to violence against women in the United States. If you try to kill a woman with your hair, what else are you capable of doing? Do you think the charges brought against Grotberg are sufficient?