A homeless man who claimed he was insulted over his taste in music faces attempted murder charges following a fight at the Fremont Street Experience.
Timothy Dudley, 31, was arrested early Sunday morning after a scuffle involving a group of men walking near Fremont and Fourth streets.
Police said Dudley attacked 19-year-old Zachary Battista after members of Battista's group rejected his pleas for money.
Battista was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition.
During an interview with detectives, Dudley claimed the men insulted him for wearing a "Juggalo" shirt.
"Juggalo" is a moniker given to fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse.
In the report, Dudley admitted to pulling the 3-inch blade on the group but claimed any blood found on the knife was his because he usually scratches himself with it.
Police said that while in custody Dudley had to be restrained after he attempted to hit his head against objects in the back seat of a Metro patrol vehicle.
Dudley is also accused of trying to bite an officer.
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