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Ohio Landlord Whipped Tenant With Belt For Paying Rent Late


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.

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  • trishann

    He was scared and just wanted to get it over with????? ROFLMAO!

  • DarrlingMickE

    What you FAILED to mention, HHW, is that this “Donkey”/landlord was voted “2006 Citizen-of-the-Year” as well as being a prominent businessman in the Waynesville area. This is DEPLORABLE, and all that I know is that he had the right tenant THAT day, because it would’ve been a sad day for BOTH of our families … HIS funeral and MY trial!!!

  • feejack412

    Heck no the victim was “scared and just wanted to get it over with.”…….no I believe he was down with the freaky deeky how are you gonna let some man just whip you, especially bare – butt, fear or not there are some many other options