Scranton, PA, Man Indicted for Choking Woman Over iPad Passcode

A city man faces charges after police said he choked a woman Wednesday because she changed the passcode on her iPad.

Bret Hedden, 34, 1746 Bundy St., Apt. 2, is charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment after he began choking Arlene Vinup during an argument. Vinup changed her iPad’s passcode because she no longer wanted him to use it, police said. Police arrived on the scene just before 10 p.m. and encountered Hedden as he was rushing down the back steps of his apartment.

Hedden is in Lackawanna County Prison on $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 30.

The Times-Tribune