Charges: Man used modified yo-yo string to try to kill woman

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill his girlfriend with a modified yo-yo string.

According to the charges, the woman told police that the 32-year-old Bismarck man modified the yo-yo string to be used as a garotte because he believed it could sever a human head. A garotte is a wire or cord used to strangle someone.

The charges say the woman was driving the man to the Bismarck Police Department on Tuesday so he could turn himself in on outstanding warrants when he threatened to kill her and wrapped the string around her neck.

The string broke and she was able to leave.

Categories: Crime, North Dakota News