A man in Portland, Oregon, is accused of choking his girlfriend using... his dreadlocks:

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.

The news comes via Gawker, which points to the Associated Press's definition of the alleged assault weapon:

Dreadlocks are matted ropes of hair.