(CBS/AP) ELMONT, N.Y. - Police on Long Island have arrested a homeless man for allegedly stabbing a man repeatedly while attempting to rob him.
CBS New York reports James Howley, 46, was arrested Sunday on assault, attempted robbery and other charges.
Nassau County police say it all started when Howley approached a man on Sunday in Elmont asking for for money and was given a dollar.
However, when Howley reportedly saw the man had more money in his wallet, police say he demanded more. When the victim refused, police say Howley pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed and slashed the victim across the face, neck, chest and hands.
They say the victim then struck Howley with a pipe that was lying on the ground.
The homeless man was arrested after showing up at the same hospital where the victim went for treatment.
Police also said Howley threw a brick through a glass window at a gas station after fleeing the scene, according to the station.