WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - West Richland Police said a man threw a fist full of change at an officer and resisted arrest.
Police said they used a taser on him to gain control.
Police said it happened just before seven o'clock Friday night.
Police were first called to an apartment building after a man said his neighbor knocked over the community washing machine and spilled water all over the place.
Police spotted the suspect, 49-year-old Harry Turner, at a nearby car wash on Van Giesen Street. Authorities said he was putting the car vacuums inside the trashcans.
Police said he then threw quarters, nickels and dimes at the officer and resisted arrest.
They used a taser on him and said tasers are extremely useful.
Kennewick Sergeant Scott Bravo said, "Done a drastic reduction to injuries to officers as well as subjects being arrested because we're not fighting them."
Turner is being held in jail for a felony assault on a police officer.