The Panama City News Herald reports a Bay County sheriff’s deputy threw two cans of beans and helped subdue a man threatening people with a hammer inside a grocery store.
Maj. Jimmy Sanford said the cans of Bush’s extra brown sugar baked beans were an alternative to using deadly force.
Initial reports on Thursday said the suspect had a gun in his hand. but It turned out to be a hammer,
Reports say the suspect attacked three officers with the hammer.
A video obtained by the newspaper shows Sanford hurling the cans at the suspect, who was arrested shortly after.
Authorities say the suspect identified 25-year-old Justin Tyler Stanford is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on an officer and other offenses.
Court records released Saturday doesn’t state if Stanford had a lawyer.