Landlord Allegedly Crashes in on Tardy Tenants

Property owner reportedly rammed his vehicle into his tenants' home after they were late on rent.


I've had some terrible landlords, but after seeing this story, I feel pretty lucky.


A landlord who was apparently upset at his tenants because they were behind on their rent crashed his Hummer into their home—his property—and then attempted to kick the door down, according to police.

Richard Ott, 30, of Newark is now facing charges of attempted burglary, harassment, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, and endangering the welfare of the three occupants of the home.According to New Castle County police, the tenants, a 50-year-old man and his 53-year-old wife, awoke around 2:30 a.m. to a loud crash at their home on Lute Court in the Harmony Woods development in Ogletown.

Can you believe that? Driving a Hummer? It's as if he has no regard whatsoever for melting glaciers. If he keeps this up, he's going to give Newark a bad reputation.

Now back to our story...


They looked outside to see "headlights shining into the bedroom" and quickly went to check on their six-year-old son sleeping in a separate bedroom. They then heard what sounded like a person attempting to kick in the front door.As the woman was on the phone, calling 911, Ott allegedly shouted, "Tell the police it's the landlord that tore up the building."He then fled the scene, according to police, leaving a footprint on the front door.