Ohio Landlord Whips Tenant For Late Rent
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

An Ohio tenant is being accused of whipping his tenant with a belt for failing to pay his rent, according to Fox News.

Ron Kronenberger, 53, was charged with assault for the alleged incident that took place in his office. The tenant, 29, who was $2,800 behind in rent, says Kronenberger beat him on his bare buttocks.

“If you’re going to act like a child, I’m going to treat you like one,” the police report quoted the landlord saying.

The tenant told police that he submitted to the whipping because he was “scared” and “wanted to get it over with.”

Read more at Fox News.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.

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