A Bay County Sheriff’s Deputy from Panama City, FL took down a hammer-wielding thug with two cans of baked beans at a local supermarket:
CANNED HEAT: Quick-thinking sheriff’s deputy sneaks behind hammer-wielding suspect at Florida grocery store—and hit him with two cans of baked beans to take him down. https://t.co/9Jzpw7H5X4 pic.twitter.com/VQH2hb71Dx
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According to the report, the suspect was holding the hammer like a gun, but deputies realized this and used the beans instead:
Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford and several other law enforcement personnel responded to the grocery store after receiving inaccurate emergency calls from inside the store that an armed man was holding hostages inside and that someone had been shot.
When the authorities arrived they were trying to establish communication with the suspect inside but he walked out of the store, pointing the hammer as if it was a gun.
“We quickly realized that he wasn’t holding a gun but weren’t sure if he had a firearm on him,” Bay County Sheriff’s Major Jimmy Stanford told ABC News. Stanford is not related to the suspect, who shares the same last name.
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Major Stanford was hoping to catch the suspect off guard and apprehend him from behind but the suspect realized he was also being approached from behind.
“He saw me and then I saw the cans and it was almost like they were meant to be there,” Stanford said.
He quickly threw two cans of baked beans at the suspect, subduing him for a second, before all three law enforcement officials were able to apprehend him.
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