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Police arrest artist with no arms for stabbing man with scissors in Florida

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The Miami Beach Police Department has arrested a 46-year-old homeless man
with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors
using his feet.

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

apolice said Crenshaw, a local fixture known for painting colourful works of art with his feet,
was subsequently detained near the attack in a shopping and tourist area near South Beach and
charged with one count of aggravated battery, a second-degree felony.

Crenshaw, who told police he acted in self-defense, was being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Centre
in Miami. His court-appointed attorney, Devon Frampton, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Police said the victim, Cesar Coronado, was admitted to a local hospital bleeding from his left arm, police said.

He and a female friend who was present said Coronado asked Crenshaw for directions and was attacked, police said.

Crenshaw said he was lying down when Coronado approached and punched him, police added.

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

Crenshaw has an extensive criminal past, including battery of law enforcement officers, according to the
Miami Beach Police Department. (Reuters/NAN)

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