• A man with no arms stabbed a tourist in Florida, police say

    By: USA Today

    Updated:

    A homeless man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a tourist in Florida.

    Miami Beach police say 46-year-old Jonathan Crenshaw held a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed 22-year-old Cesar Coronado just after midnight Tuesday, the Miami Herald reports.

    Crenshaw is well-known in Miami Beach as a street artist who uses his feet to paint, according to local media.

    Coronado was bleeding from his left arm when he was admitted to a local hospital, Reuters reports.

    Crenshaw claimed he acted in self-defense after Coronado punched him in the head, the Herald reports.

    Coronado, a tourist visiting from Chicago, and a friend told police that Coronado had only asked for directions before the alleged attack, the Miami New Times reports.

    The publication has profiled Crenshaw in the past and found he has had multiple run-ins with police and other officials, including violent crime charges.

    The New Times reports that Crenshaw's most recent conviction was in 2014, when he was sentenced to 180 days in jail for felony battery on a police officer.

    The New Times says Crenshaw's paintings are colorful mosaics that often featured eyes. They sold for as much as $60. 

    Crenshaw was booked for battery charges on Tuesday night and his bond was set at $7,500, according to Miami-Dade Corrections. 

    Contributing: The Associated Press

     

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