MIAMI (AP). A homeless man from South Florida without a weapon was accused of stabbing a tourist from Chicago.
Miami Beach police report that 46-year-old Jonathan Crenshaw, holding scissors with his feet, stabbed 22-year-old Cesar Coronado just after midnight early Tuesday.
The Miami Herald reports that Crenshaw is a popular fixture in the area, known for his canvases in the trendy South Beach area.
According to the arrest report, Crenshaw says he was lying when Coronado approached him and hit him in the head. Police say Crenshaw stabbed Coronado twice and fled.
A friend who was traveling with Coronado said they asked Crenshaw for directions when he suddenly jumped up and punched Coronado in the arm. He was taken to the hospital.
Crenshaw was charged with an aggravated battery.