Artist with no arms 'stabbed man by grabbing scissors with his feet'

Clay Curtis
July 13, 2018

An armless homeless man who is known on South Beach as an artist who paints with his feet was arrested Tuesday for stabbing a man with a pair of scissors, authorities said.

Crenshaw spent most of his time in South Beach creating paintings using only his feet, drawing the attention of tourists walking by him.

A friend of Coronado's, however, said the two asked Crenshaw for directions when he suddenly stabbed Coronado in the arm.

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

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

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

Crenshaw has been charged with aggravated battery. That's when the suspect, identified as Jonathan Crenshaw, 47, pulled out an unknown object and stabbed the male.

He was taken to the hospital.

Crenshaw has an extensive criminal past, including battery of law enforcement officers, according to local police.

He will stand before a judge on Wednesday, July 18.

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