By: Bill Waters
Published: Jun 29, 2021

Landlord Set Tenant’s Boxer Shorts On Fire

Landlord tenant’s boxer shorts on fire? Police in Florida said a landlord upset about being owed rent set his tenant’s boxer shorts on fire while he was still wearing them. It’s being called an odd case between the property owner and the renter.

Investigators said Jonathan Steinberg, 58, of Boynton, argued Monday with Ronald Rohde, 52, who lives in his house, about rent money Steinberg claims he is owed, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Police said Rohde asked Steinberg to leave his room and the landlord left and returned with rubbing alcohol and a screwdriver. Steinberg allegedly cut Rohde on the back with a screwdriver and struggled with him while a 46-year-old woman who also lives in the house attempted to break up the fight.

Steinberg then allegedly splashed Rohde with the rubbing alcohol and set the tenant’s boxer shorts on fire.

Rohde was treated for minor burns at Bethesda Memorial Hospital.

Steinberg was charged with aggravated battery.


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