German landlord tries to collect rent with chainsaw
Published on Apr 2, 2014 9:57 PM
BERLIN (REUTERS) - A landlord demanding rent arrears threatened tenants and German police with a whirring chainsaw, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
The frightened tenants called police to the scene, and the 45-year-old man eventually dropped the chainsaw when the officers showed their guns.
The spokesman said the landlord was apparently trying to collect 13,000 euros (S$22,592) in rent on a flat in the southern town of Burgau.
He was charged with threatening bodily harm.