ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A panhandling homeless man was behind bars Monday afternoon, in what the Long Island community of Elmont called an outrageous crime.
As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, James Howley, 46, allegedly stabbed a man in a dispute over a donation of one dollar.
Just after 3 a.m. Sunday, police said Howley approached the man on Meacham Avenue near Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont and asked for money. The man handed over one dollar, police said.
But police said Howley saw that the man had more money in his wallet and demanded he be given more. When the man refused, police said Howley pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed and slashed him across the face, neck, chest and hands.