Florida man without arms charged after allegedly stabbing tourist with his feet

Crenshaw told officer he pulled a pair of scissors from his suitcase with his feet and stabbed the victim the report states

Crenshaw told officer he pulled a pair of scissors from his suitcase with his feet and stabbed the victim the report states

Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, was charged with aggravated battery after allegedly using his feet to stab a Chicago tourist with scissors. Crenshaw then got up and used the scissors in self defense and quickly walked off, police said.

Police said the victim's friend told officers that the victim was asking Jonathan Dale Crenshaw, 45, for directions when Crenshaw pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the victim.

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.

It is unclear when Crenshaw made a decision to come to Miami Beach, but a 2011 profile of the homeless man in the Miami New Times noted that he was born in Alabama and lived a transient life, moving from place-to-place with his mother.

But a female friend who was traveling with Coronado told a different story.

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Coronado was found bleeding from his left arm; Crenshaw was arrested the following day and he told an officer that the stabbing happened in self-defence, the Herald reported.

Coronado was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries.

Crenshaw is now being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a $7,500 bond.

Police said there were no indications that Crenshaw was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident. His court date is scheduled for July 18.

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