Deputy takes down suspect with cans of beans

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) -- An odd - but convenient - item helped a Florida cop make an arrest.

Surveillance video shows Panama City police Maj. Jimmy Stanford throwing something at a hammer-wielding suspect. Turns out, it was a can of beans!

Standford's quick thinking distracted the suspect long enough for law enforcement officers to rush him.

The man, Justin Stanford, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and assault. The 25-year-old was taken to the hospital for injuries he sustained in a car crash prior to the incident.

While there, he attempted to get a gun from a deputy that was guarding him in the emergency room. He was then charged with resisting arrest with violence.