DAYTON, OH (WKEF/CNN) - A landlord in Ohio is facing charges for allegedly spanking a tenant over unpaid rent.
Ron Kronenberger is pretty well known around the town. A friend who didn't want to be identified said he's never dreamed he would be facing an assault charge.
"I've known him for close to 30 years, and it's very out of character for him. He's a fine man," the friend said.
According to a police report, the tenant owed Kronenberger $2,800 in unpaid rent.
Kronenberger told the 29-year-old man, "if you're going to act like a child, I'm going to treat you like one."
The report goes on to say Kronenberger spanked the tenant four times on the rear with his belt.
The tenant stated he was scared and just wanted to get it over with and complied, bending over and placing his hands on a chair.
The victim declined to comment.
The landlord is expected to appear in court for the offense.