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Burbank landlord allegedly sprays bleach into tenants face during argument

9:39 AM PST, January 25, 2013

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A tenant at a Burbank apartment complex was hospitalized Tuesday after her landlord allegedly attacked her with bleach after a verbal spat, police said.

The landlord -- Donald Rohwer, 65 -- was working in the woman’s apartment in the 1000 block of West Angeleno Avenue at around 3 p.m. when the pair got into an argument about the work being done, said Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick.

Reportedly feeling “threatened,” Rohwer allegedly sprayed the woman’s face with a bleach and water solution, Kendrick said.

Officers arrested Rohwer on suspicion of battery with a caustic chemical.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News

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