Landlord Violates Rent Control -- With 'Large Knife'
|I've got your Ellis Act right here...|
Well, a Bernal Heights tenant can top all that. On Monday, the police were called to the 700 block of San Jose Avenue to intercede in a landlord-renter dispute that culminated when "the landlord wielded a large kitchen knife at the tenant and threatened to kill the tenant."
This, we believe, would qualify as both a rent control violation and wrongful eviction.
The tenant decided that this was not the time to make a stand for renters' rights, and fled the confrontation. He or she called police, who arrested the landlord on aggravated assault charges.
Insert your own Paul Hogan "that's not a knife ... that's a knife" joke here.