Earlier today, I heard about a landlord who was assaulted by one of his tenants. Looking around the web for similar incidents I learned that it's something fairly common. I read some news stories about women attacking their landlords with hammers, landlords trying to run over their tenants with vehicles, etc, etc. In the news, it's always someone else but what if you are the next landlord to be attacked? Do you, landlords, ever take precautions like arming yourself [with say a knife] just in case the need to defend yourself arises?