Man with no arms arrested for stabbing Chicago tourist

Erika Holt
July 13, 2018

According to a Reuters report, he was subsequently detained near the attack site in a shopping and tourist area around the South Beach and charged with one count of aggravated battery, a second-degree felony.

Just after midnight, Miami Beach Police say, Crenshaw clutched a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed Cesar Coronado, 22, who was visiting Miami from Chicago, reports the Miami Herald.

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

Crenshaw allegedly said he used his feet to grab a pair of scissors from his suitcase and stabbed Coronado twice.

He's often found along Lincoln Road, creating colorful art with his feet while passersby marvel at his ability.

Coronado told investigators that he and his girlfriend, Cindy Barrientos, 22, and also of Chicago, stopped to ask Crenshaw for directions.

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He told officers that the stabbing was in self defense, after Coronado came up to him when he was lying down and punched him in the head, police said.

Police said there were no indications that Crenshaw was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.

Coronado was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police found Crenshaw nearby after he was described to officers as a homeless man without arms.

His arrest record includes offences dating back to 2008 for trespassing, disorderly intoxication, vandalism and battery on police officers among others.

It's believed he was born in Alabama, but it's not known whether he was born without arms or lost them later in life.

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