12 Jul 2018

Florida man with no arms accused of stabbing man with scissors

12:33 pm on 12 July 2018

A US man with no arms has been charged with stabbing another man with scissors using his feet

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The 46-year-old armless man was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida.

Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man twice with the scissors before running away, according to Miami Beach police.

Mr Crenshaw is well known in the area for painting colourful works of art with his feet, according to local media reports

He was detained near the attack in a popular shopping and tourist area near South Beach and charged with one count of aggravated battery, a second-degree felony, police said.

Mr Crenshaw told police he acted in self defense.

Crenshaw has an extensive criminal past, including battery of law enforcement officers, according to local police.

The victim, Cesar Coronado, was admitted to a local hospital bleeding from his left arm, police said. He and a female friend who was present said Mr Coronado asked Mr Crenshaw for directions and was attacked, police said.

Mr Crenshaw said he was lying down when Mr Coronado approached and punched him, police said.

- Reuters