Homeless man with no arms charged with stabbing tourist in Florida

Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man twice with the scissors before running away, according to Miami Beach police.

A MAN previously thought to be harmless - as he was a disabled artist who sold his canvases in Miami's touristy South Beach, has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist. Coronado and a friend denied Coronado hit Crenshaw and told officers they were only asking for directions when the homeless man jumped up and stabbed Coronado.

Crenshaw told police he was lying down just after midnight Tuesday when Coronado kicked him in the head.

Police said there were no indications that Crenshaw was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.

After the attack, Crenshaw is alleged to have put the scissors back into his waistband and quickly left the area.

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He was taken to the hospital.

Barrientos described the attacker to police as a homeless, armless man. Officers found Crenshaw a short distance away and arrested him.

Mr Crenshaw told police he acted in self defense.

Crenshaw, who has been charged with aggravated battery, has a court date on 18 July.

According to a Reuters report, he was subsequently detained near the attack site in a shopping and tourist area around the South Beach and charged with one count of aggravated battery, a second-degree felony.

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