March 25, 2009 / 12:35 AM / 8 years ago

Woman arrested after shackling self to husband

<p>Some of the 305 Metropolitan Police officers and staff are handcuffed as they break the world record for the most people handcuffed together, at the Hendon Police Academy in London January 18, 2007.Dylan Martinez</p>

HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - An American woman handcuffed herself to her sleeping husband in an apparent attempt to resolve an argument, but police ended up breaking into their home and charging her with assault and other crimes, authorities said on Tuesday.

Helen Sun, 37, handcuffed herself to Robert Drawbough as he slept in their Fairfield, Connecticut, home on Monday in an effort to reconcile their differences, police said.

But when Drawbough called police with his cell phone, Sun responded by biting him on the arms and torso, police said.

Police officers heard screams when they arrived at the home and forced their way in, said Chris Lyddy of the Fairfield Police Department. Sun had also changed the locks on their bedroom door.

Sun was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and unlawful restraint. She was released on a $400 bond.

"I can't say I've ever seen a scenario quite like this," said Lyddy.

Reporting by Jason Szep; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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