This week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a man allegedly attempted to run over his landlord with a car and was arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon. Jesse Andrew Thornill, 28, was released on a $10,000 bond a few hours later according to jail records.
According to the police report, Thornhill was arguing with his landlord (who is also his neighbor) and it escalated to his attempt to run over her with his vehicle. The landlord jumped out of the way and was not injured.
A lot readers here at AgentGenius are property managers and landlords themselves and while we don’t know the exact circumstances of this arrest, it is a reminder that landlords should be gentle yet firm in these tough times. Often, landlords treat renters like unit numbers and forget that it’s someone’s home they’re dealing with and not much more in life is as sacred as the roof over a head.
Let us be mindful in these explosive times that landlords and property owners should take steps to be fair and compassionate, even in the quest to enforce.