Dreadlock Girlfriend Assault: Caleb Grotberg Arrested on Felony Charges for Choking Girlfriend with Rope-Like Hair in Oregon

By Danica Bellini | Jan 09, 2013 02:26 PM EST
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According to recent reports, 32-year-old Caled Grotberg of Oregon was arrested for domestic assault on Monday, January 7 after allegedly trying to choke his girlfriend with his very own rope-like, dreadlocked hair. The couple allegedly got into a heated dispute at their Portland home early Monday morning, and things escalated when Grotberg attempted to violently assault the unidentified female victim with his long, tangled hair. Police were called to the scene and Grotberg was later arrested on multiple felony charges including second-degree kidnapping, second-degree attempted assault, fourth-degree assault, menacing, strangulation and domestic violence.

Portland officers were called the scene of a domestic dispute at the 3200 block of Southeast 22nd Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. The female victim told law enforcement that her verbal argument with Grotberg escalated to a violent attack where Grotberg ultimately attempting to strangle her with his matted dreadlocks. He then ran out of the home before police arrived. The women provided officers with a vivid physical description of Grotberg... he was eventually found roaming the neighborhood and was promptly booked at Multnomah County Jail. His arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday, January 8.

Portland Police Bureau Sgt. Pete Simpson confirmed that none of the victim's injuries were life-threatening, but the female was still transferred to a local Portland hospital on Monday to be treated.

Neighbors were utterly shocked after hearing about the dreadlock assault:

"It's sickening that someone could have such anger in them, strangling with their own hair," stated neighbor Ric Leonetti. "I mean strangulation period, you have a lot of anger, but it's shocking that someone like that would be on our street."

"The scariest part of it, is that she was probably screaming and trying to get help, but no one else was around to help," explains neighbor Molly Dickinson. "It's unnerving being a woman, and knowing that could happen across the street and no one can notice."

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