It noted that Crenshaw is a popular fixture in the area and is known for painting canvases along a trendy spot in the neighbourhood of South Beach in the city of Miami Beach.
But Tuesday, the 46-year-old transient artist was arrested and accused of stabbing a Miami tourist with a pair of scissors.
The friend said they approached Crenshaw near the intersection of Collins Avenue and 16th Street and asked for directions, when he suddenly jumped up and stabbed Coronado in his arm.
But a female friend who was traveling with Coronado told a different story. He then tucked the scissors in his waistband and walked away.
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Coronado, 22, was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, police said.
According to an arrest report, officers arrived at the scene to find a man lying on the ground and bleeding from his left arm.
Barrientos described the attacker to police as a homeless, armless man. Officers found Crenshaw a short distance away and arrested him.
His arrest record includes offences dating back to 2008 for trespassing, disorderly intoxication, vandalism and battery on police officers among others.