Oregon man accused of choking girlfriend with his dreadlocks

Caleb Grotberg, 32, of Portland, Oregon, was arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend with his gridlocks Jan. 7, 2013, say Portland police. KOIN-TV/Multnomah County Detention Center

PORTLAND, Ore. Police in Oregon say a woman told officers 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.

Officers searched the neighborhood and located Caleb Grotberg, 32, and took him into custody, reports CBS Portland affiliate KOIN-TV.

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

Dreadlocks are matted ropes of hair.

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