In most cases a person not paying their rent on time results in a late fee, in this situation, it led to a belt whipping. Ron Kronenberger, of Waynesville, Ohio, admitted to whipping his tenant’s “bare butt” for not paying his rent on time.
He now faces an assault charge for the action.
Back in January, the 59-year-old beat his 29-year-old victim for falling behind more than $2,000 on his rent. Just to make sure his point was understood, Kronerberger reportedly told the man to bend over and hold onto a chair, before saying “if you’re going to act like a child, I’m going to treat you like one.” He was hit four times, which left marks on his body.
When questioned by reporters as to why the man would stick around to get beaten, Waynesville Police Chief Gary Copeland said the victim was “scared and just wanted to get it over with.”
Kronenberger remains free despite missing his initial arraignment. He is due in court today to face the misdemeanor charge.