Armless artist in court for allegedly stabbing man with scissors

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According to the Miami Herald, Crenshaw is a popular fixture in South Beach, where he is known for painting canvas using his feet on the Lincoln Road Mall.

But Tuesday, the 46-year-old transient artist was arrested and accused of stabbing a Miami tourist with a pair of scissors. The police did not find Crenshaw under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.


Florida native Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man twice with the scissors before running away, according to the Miami Beach Police Department report on Crenshaw's arrest early on Tuesday.

Crenshaw has been charged with one count of felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.


Cindy Barrientos, who was travelling with Mr Coronado, described the attacker as a homeless man with no arms to officers. Crenshaw told officers he was lying down when Coronado punched him in the head, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.

A friend of the victim told police they were just asking for directions, the report states.


A homeless South Florida street artist with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist. Crenshaw, who is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, told the police that he acted in self-defense. His court date will be on July18.

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