Florida man with no arms accused of stabbing man with scissors

Homeless man with no arms charged with stabbing tourist

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 on July 10.

Jonathan Crenshaw is a fixture in South Beach, known for painting canvasses with his feet in the heavily trafficked tourist area. Crenshaw told officers he was lying down when Coronado punched him in the head, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald. After stabbing him, he says he placed the scissors in his waistband and walked away from the scene.

But on Tuesday, he was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, said Miami-Dade Corrections.

It is unclear when Crenshaw chose to come to Miami Beach, but a 2011 profile of the homeless man in the Miami New Times noted that he was born in Alabama and lived a transient life, moving from place-to-place with his mother.

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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. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Officers found Crenshaw, who was also described as a local artist.

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.

Crenshaw remains in jail.

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