Homeless man James Howley accused of stabbing man who wouldn't give him money; victim IDs Howley at hospital

When Howley asked for more and the man turned him down, Howley allegedly stabbed the victim.

When Howley asked for more and the man turned him down, Howley allegedly stabbed the victim. (10/14/13)

ELMONT - A homeless man is under arrest today after he allegedly stabbed a man who wouldn't give him money.

Police say James Howley was given a dollar from a man on Meacham Avenue in Hempstead yesterday afternoon. When Howley asked for more and the man turned him down, Howley allegedly stabbed the victim.

The victim hit Howley with a pipe to fight him off.

The victim was able to point out the suspect to police after they were both sent to the same hospital for treatment.

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