US landlord whips tardy tenant

2013-02-21 22:15

Waynesville - A US landlord is accused of whipping a tenant with a belt on his bare buttocks for falling behind on his rent.

Ron Kronenberger, 53, was charged with assault for the 22 January encounter in his office, police in the Ohio village of Waynesville said.

He was due in court on Thursday.

Police said the 29-year-old tenant was late with a $2 800 rent payment.

"If you're going to act like a child, I'm going to treat you like one," Kronenberger was quoted in the police report as saying before striking the tenant four times with a belt. T

he report said the belt left "little marks."

The accuser told Waynesville Police Chief Gary Copeland he submitted to the whipping because "he was scared and just wanted to get it over with," according to the police report.

The Dayton Daily News reported that Kronenberger is a former chamber of commerce president who was Waynesville's "Citizen of the Year" for 2006.

His home phone wasn't accepting messages on Thursday.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-02-21 22:41

    Poor little defaulter... Should have got a decent hiding...

  • pjthesecond.eldest - 2013-02-21 23:15

    Betaal of ek moer jou.

  • vernon12345 - 2013-02-21 23:21


  • philip.mostert.14 - 2013-02-21 23:21

    Give that landlord a bells!

  • lati.makgato - 2013-02-21 23:31


  • nolan.krombein - 2013-02-22 02:01

    A little S&M fantasy gone wrong. Hmmmmm?

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-02-22 08:43

      I think so also, how does a 50 something year old, hold a 29 year old down and spank him?

  • Mark - 2013-02-22 04:45

    Classic! I like the philosophy "BEHIND" this of if you act like a child you get treated like one....not that we should he whipping our kids but I think a few adults act like spoilt kids regularly. Sheeeeesh, can you imagine this guy in our parliament :) . Would have a right arm like Schwarzenegger in his prime

  • Duits - 2013-02-22 07:01

    I think it's funny! I wonder what would happen if I gave my previous tenants a moerse hiding, they deserved it in any case for defaulting and being so bloody dirty!I cannot believe that people will live in such filth!

  • Steven Steyl - 2013-02-22 07:08

    O baby hit me one more time

  • rodney.j.salmon - 2013-02-22 07:26

    kudos to the landlord. most tenants think they can do what ever they want without repercussions.maybe if they did it to a few more adults in the States there would be less hassles.should get him over here and whip this lot into shape.

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-02-22 07:53

    you spare the rod,you spoil the child

  • hendriek.woede - 2013-02-22 08:29

    My broer Kronenberger

  • Russophillia - 2013-02-22 12:05

    Someone has been a naughty boy.

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