Old Cops Swing Into Action-Subdue bad Guy With A “Less Lethal” Can Of Beans

The Bay County FL Sheriff, Chief Deputy and a Major were on their way to lunch.  The radio crackled with a desperate call for a guy in a grocery store who had fired a shot and was terrorizing customers.

The three cops pulled into the parking lot and quickly entered the store.  They soon saw the cause of the commotion.  A goof wielding a hammer whilst holding it like a gun.  The shooting, an overreaction by a frightened patron.bay county

The three cops approached the violator and attempted to employ “deescalation” tactics…to no avail.

The bad guy rushed the Sheriff and Chief Deputy.  The Major grabbed a can of Bush’s B-B-Q beans and slung it at the deranged suspect.  Not finished, he hurled a few more cans and the assailant was quickly detained.

The Major later told a local news outlet, “My thought was I could take these and hit him and they’re not going to kill him, and it should get his attention away from the Sheriff and Chief Deputy and they could apprehend him.”

His quick thinking strategy paid off.

The goof was transported to a hospital where he was treated for being “beaned.”

He was booked for Aggravated Stupidity as well as a number of other offences.

Great work by three old cops who swung into action and saved the day for shoppers and other citizens.

Carry on gentlemen!




Published by Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit www.KenJDye.com.

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