Tourist stabbed in South Beach by homeless man with no arms

Elias Hubbard
July 12, 2018

A MAN previously thought to be harmless - as he was a disabled artist who sold his canvases in Miami's touristy South Beach, has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist.

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.

According to the Miami New Times, Coronado told police that he was attacked while out for a walk with a female friend, shortly after asking Crenshaw for help.

Krenshaw has claimed that he defended himself after Cesar Coronado, 22, punched him in the head, but has now been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Neither men dispute that Coronado was stabbed, but Crenshaw said he was attacked first, according to the arrest report.

Crenshaw was found later in the day in the 200 block of Lincoln Road, authorities said.

A friend of Coronado's, however, said the two asked Crenshaw for directions when he suddenly stabbed Coronado in the arm. Paramedics took him to an area hospital for treatment.

Crenshaw has been charged with aggravated battery.

Along with multiple charges of battering police, Crenshaw's record also includes trespassing and disorderly intoxication arrests.

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