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Thursday 24 July 2014

Late on the rent? German landlord threatens tenants in arrears with chainsaw

Published 02/04/2014|13:59

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A landlord demanding rent arrears threatened tenants and German police with a whirring chainsaw, a police spokesman said today.

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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 in rent on a flat in the southern town of Burgau. He was charged with threatening bodily harm.

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