Landlords or warlords: It's a fight

March 09, 2004
While local Army Reserve Sgt. Ronald Gibson was in Kuwait most of last year, supporting the war in Iraq, his mother was waging her own battle on his behalf back home.
     Barbara Gibson of Cleveland Heights wanted to terminate her son's apartment lease, as legally sanctioned by the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and put his belongings in storage while he and his wife, Jackie, who serves in the same unit, were deployed.
     She said his landlord, however, refused and threatened bodily harm if she tried to remove her son's belongings.