June 29, 2011

Jonathan Steinberg Wants His Rent Check And He Wants It Now

Boynton Beach, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Jonathan Marc Steinberg, a 58-year-old convicted child rapist/landlord was jailed Monday after he reportedly lit a tenant's boxer shorts on fire because he was late with his rent payment.

According to Boynton police, Steinberg and his 52-year-old tenant/roommate, Ronald Rohde, got into an argument about overdue rent money.

Steinberg left the room, briefly, then returned with a screwdriver, a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and a lighter.

Investigators say the men began arguing again when Steinberg threw alcohol on Rohde, who was wearing nothing but a pair of boxer shorts.

Steinberg then began stabbing Rohde in the back with a screwdriver while lighting his boxer shorts on fire. Rohde was able to remove the shorts before suffering more than minor burns. He was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Steinberg was booked into jail and charged with two counts of aggravated battery. He is being held without bond. Police are holding the pair of burned boxers as evidence. According to court records, Steinberg is a registered sex offender involving a child.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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