According to Cobin's court documents, police state that he after he tried to kick the smoking canister at police, he it up and threw it at them.
Police go on to say in the documents that he later picked up a second smoking canister and threw that one at police as well, hence the three charges of aggravated assault.
Cobin identified himself as the man seen on a now-viral video kicking a can of tear gas back at police officers during Tuesday night's protests of President Donald Trump. Seconds later, an officer hit Cobin with a non-lethal gas round in the pelvic area, dropping him to the ground.
Another man in a Colin Kaepernick jersey helped Cobin out of the line of fire.