FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman attempting to reconcile with her estranged husband handcuffed herself to him as he slept and then bit him on his torso and arms as he phoned for help, police said.
Helen Sun, 37, told police she wanted to have a conversation with Robert Drawbough without him leaving. She changed the locks on their bedroom door and, while he was sleeping Monday, handcuffed herself to him, authorities said.
Drawbough was able to dial 911 from his cellphone. Nearly out of breath, he told dispatchers he woke up handcuffed, was still bound to his wife and was holding her down, according to a recording released by police.
Dispatchers heard Drawbough scream in agony, apparently as his wife bit him.
“Owwww!,” Drawbough shouts repeatedly. “Are they almost here? Oh God. I need help!”
Asked by dispatchers why his wife was attacking him, Drawbough said was because he divorced her, adding that she had a history of violence.
Drawbough was treated at a hospital, police said.
Sun told investigators that restraining Drawbough was the only way she could get him to speak to her, authorities said.
Police charged Sun with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and unlawful restraint.
She was being held on $15,000 bond after an appearance Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court, according to a court clerk. Sun was represented by a public defender who did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.
Drawbough has been living in Los Angeles, but returned to Connecticut about a week ago, police said.
He told police his wife is obsessive and a danger to him and his friends and family. He said his wife hired private investigators to follow him, according to police. The status of their divorce was unclear.
Sun’s mother said the couple had been married about eight years.