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July 11, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Lynnwood police: Ex-boyfriend was shaving woman's head

Posted by Cathy McLain

The Associated Press

LYNNWOOD– Police in Lynnwood, say a woman’s former boyfriend broke into her apartment, held her down and shaved her head so she wouldn’t be attractive to other men.

According to a Snohomish County police report, the woman ran to her bathroom and called 911 when the man showed up and yelled for her to open her door. Lynnwood officers say they arrived last Friday to find the front door kicked in, a man holding hair clippers and a 30-year-old woman crying and holding clumps of hair. They say hair had been shaved from the right and back of the victim’s head and her arms were bruised.

KIRO-TV says the woman told officers the man had been jealous and paranoid during their relationship. Police say the man admitted using multiple drugs that day.

He was booked into jail for investigation of burglary and unlawful imprisonment.

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