Convicted Rapist Landlord Doesn't Get His Rent Check on Time, Allegedly Lights Tenant on Fire
There are a few ways 58-year-old convicted child rapist Jonathan Steinberg could've gotten his overdue rent check, but allegedly lighting his tenant on fire apparently wasn't such a good idea.
Boynton Beach cops say Steinberg was in an argument with 52-year-old Ronald Rohde over rent money yesterday evening on the 1600 block of NE Fourth St.
The cops say Steinberg's next move included his roommate's boxer shorts, a screwdriver, rubbing alcohol, and a source of fire.
Steinberg left the argument, grabbed some rubbing alcohol, and got back into the argument, according to police.
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That's when the cops say he doused his roommate's undies with rubbing alcohol while a third person in the house attempted to intervene.
While Rohde says Steinberg was attacking him with a screwdriver, Rohde happened to notice his underwear was on fire, police say.
Like any good episode of Cops, Rohde got naked and called 911.
Rohde was taken to a nearby hospital and was released shortly after being treated for minor to moderate burns.
Steinberg took a ride to the Palm Beach County Jail and is being held to face a charge of aggravated battery.
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