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A man in Portland is facing criminal charges for using his hair as a weapon. Caleb Grotberg assaulted his girlfriend with his dreadlocks, Tuesday (Jan. 7).

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call at approximately 2:30 a.m. When they arrived an unidentified woman claimed to have been choked out by Grotberg’s hair.  She was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for “numerous non-life-threatening injuries.”

Being the super crazy criminal that he is, Grotberg fled the scene before cops arrived, perhaps not realizing that his girlfriend would be able to provide authorities with a vivid description of his face. Thanks to her good memory, officers apprehended the 32-year-old after searching the neighborhood. He was taken to the Multnomah County Jail, for investigation of strangulation, fourth-degree assault, kidnapping and various other domestic felony crimes.

“It’s sickening that someone could have such anger in them, strangling with their own hair,” said an outraged neighbor. “I mean strangulation period, you have a lot of anger, but it’s shocking that someone like that would be on our street.”

Also, in case you’re not familiar with the dreadlocks they are “matted ropes of hair,” as pointed out by the Associated Press.


Photo: portland police bureau


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