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Landlord Allegedly Sprays Tenant's Face With Bleach During Argument

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The landlord of a Burbank apartment building was arrested following accusations he sprayed one of his tenants in the face with bleach.The incident took place Tuesday, when landlord Donald Rohwer, 65, was doing some work in the unidentified victim's unit, according to the Burbank Police Department, reports the Burbank Leader.

The female tenant and the landlord reportedly became engaged in a verbal dispute centered on the work being done in the apartment.

Rohwer said he felt "threatened" by the woman, and as a result, he sprayed her in the face with a mixture of bleach and water.

The woman was hospitalized for treatment, and Rohwer was arrested on suspicion of battery with a caustic chemical.