Man With No Arms Arrested for Stabbing Chicago Tourist

Jonathan Crenshaw is a fixture in South Beach, known for painting canvasses with his feet in the heavily trafficked tourist area.

A homeless artist who does not have arms stabbed a tourist by grabbing a pair of scissors with his feet, police say.

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 Tuesday, the Miami Herald reports.

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

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.

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Mr Coronado told investigators he had stopped to ask Crenshaw for directions before he jumped up and stabbed him. After stabbing him, he says he placed the scissors in his waistband and walked away from the scene.

Police found Coronado bleeding from his left arm.

The victim was treated for his injuries and Crenshaw was taken to jail and charged with aggravated battery, the report states. He's now being held on a $7,500 bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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

Crenshaw has a court date on July 18; his bond has been set at $7,500.

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