Panhandler charged with stabbing man who refused to pay

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut panhandler has been charged with felony assault after police say he stabbed a man who refused to give him spare change and told him to get a job.

Forty-one-year-old Dwayne “Crab” Upchurch was arrested in Bridgeport Thursday on a second-degree assault charge.

Police told the Connecticut Post that a 49-year-old man was walking in Bridgeport on Nov. 22 when Upchurch asked him for some change.

Police say the victim refused and told Upchurch to get a job before Upchurch stabbed him twice in his chest.

The victim was treated at Bridgeport Hospital and recovered.

It’s not clear if Upchurch has a lawyer.

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