A "dreadlock girlfriend assault" has been reported by police. On Jan. 8, ABC News reported that a man named Caleb Grotberg is facing various charges after allegedly abusing his girlfriend by choking her with his hair. The 32-year-old man was arraigned this morning in Portland, Oregon.
"According to Portland police, officers responded to a domestic violence report at a residence in the 3200 block of Southeast 22nd Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. A woman told officers that her boyfriend, Grotberg, had assaulted her, and then choked her with his dreadlocks. Officers searched the neighborhood and located Grotberg, taking him into custody," KOIN Local 6 reports.
The man that assaulted his girlfriend with a dreadlock (a matted piece of hair that resembles a rope) may have to answer to the following charges: second-degree kidnapping, second-degree attempted assault, fourth-degree assault, menacing, and domestic violence. All of these charges are felony crimes.
The victim's name was not released but it was reported that she sought medical attention after being choked. Her injuries were said to be non-life threatening. It is unknown what the victim and Grotberg were arguing about but their fight was very late at night. Police didn't arrest Grotberg until after 2 a.m. on Monday.
The "dreadlock girlfriend assault" charges could have Grotberg spending time behind bars.
© Effie Orfanides 2013