Deputies: Landlord tries to run over tenant for not paying rent

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Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:11 am | Updated: 11:15 am, Thu Dec 6, 2012.

BRADENTON, FL. - A Bradenton landlord is behind bars after deputies say he tried to run over a tenant that stopped paying rent.

It happened in the 4500 block of Mineola Street,

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the female victim went outside to get her garbage cans, when she heard a car coming. She says the car sped up and headed right for her swerving into the yard. She had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

The woman recognized the driver as her landlord, 46-year-old Scott Anderson.

When deputies went to question Anderson, they say he admitted to trying to hit the victim, because he was mad she had not paid him rent.

Deputies say Anderson then attempted to run, but they were able to detain him.

He was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest.

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