Jonathan Crenshaw was often seen on the streets of South Beach painting canvas with his brush between his toes.
A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday.
Police said there were no indications that Crenshaw was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.
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Crenshaw told police he was lying down when Coronado approached him and punched him in the head. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A female friend of the victim told police the pair stopped to ask Crenshaw for directions when he pulled out an unknown object and stabbed Coronado before running away.
Police found Crenshaw nearby after he was described to officers as a homeless man without arms. After stabbing him, he says he placed the scissors in his waistband and walked away from the scene.
But on Tuesday, he was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, said Miami-Dade Corrections. Crenshaw, who is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, told the police that he acted in self-defense. His court date is scheduled for July 18.