An Ohio landlord is accused of whipping a tenant with a belt on his bare buttocks for falling behind on his rent.
Ron Kronenberger, Ohio landlord, whipped tenant for falling behind on rent, police say
Police in the village of Waynesville say 53-year-old Ron Kronenberger is charged with assault for the Jan. 22 encounter in his office. He was due in court Thursday in Warren County.
Police say Kronenberger told the 29-year-old tenant that if he was going to act like a child, he would treat him like one. He then allegedly hit him four times with a belt, leaving small marks.
Police say the tenant told them he was scared and just wanted to get it over with.
The Dayton Daily News reports Kronenberger is a former chamber of commerce president. His home phone wasn't taking messages Thursday.