FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut man is filing for divorce from his wife, who is accused of handcuffing herself to him in a bizarre attempt to reconcile.

In March, Fairfield police said they rescued Robert Drawbaugh at his home, where they found him handcuffed to his wife with bite marks on his torso and arms. They say he managed to use his cell phone to call for help.

Drawbaugh filed divorce papers in Bridgeport Superior Court on Tuesday, saying his seven-year marriage to 37-year-old Helen Sun had “broken down irretrievably.”

Sun is charged with assault and other crimes. Police say she told them she used the handcuffs because it was the only way she could have a conversation with her husband.

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