Allen Henshaw is pretty recognizable, what with the permanent war paint, the word "Indian" tattooed across his chin, and-- most notably-- "Fuck You" lovingly penned on his neck.So it only makes sense when he's evading police after doing drunken push-ups in front of a corner store, that our hero would attempt to hide his face behind an umbrella.
The 41-year-old Henshaw-- who is apparently a fixture on South Beach, where he's known as "Chief"-- stole the show in the most recent Mugshots Friday after he was arrested twice over the Halloween weekend for disorderly intoxication. We were able to get one of the police reports.
At one in the afternoon on Halloween Day, Miami Beach police were called to the SoBe Food Market, where Henshaw was "pushing and banging" on the store's display window and doing pushups in the doorway, blocking customers. He ran away when the store's manager called the cops.
Given the fairly conclusive description, police quickly located Henshaw down Washington Avenue, where he was walking "with his right hand balled in a fist," according to the police report. "[It] seemed like he was looking for a fight with someone."
When Henshaw spotted the police car, he "suddenly grabbed an umbrella to conceal his face."
He then stared down the officer with the umbrella in his left hand and his right hand balled into a fist, at which point we can only hope another hobo whistled the theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
When the cop ordered Henshaw to lay down, he instead yelled back: "What's up! What's up! What the fuck! You know me!"
After a while, the stand-off ended when Henshaw sat down as told, professing: "Yeah, I am a drunk! So what the fuck! You know how I do it!"
He was then handcuffed.
We can't help but wonder if Henshaw's "Fuck You" tattoo may have been his undoing. After all, there's no law against push-ups and prancing down the street with an umbrella. Take away the ink, and he's just an extremely active fellow doing a Gene Kelly number.
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