Allen slid open a window of the motorhome and shouted at the officer, according to police. When Allen was advised he was under arrest, per the warrants, he grew hostile and refused to fully open either the window or door.
Police say an axe and knife were both visible. Allen was not threatening officers with the weapons, according to police.
Stop sticks -- which would have flattened the tires of the vehicle, had Allen attempted to leave -- were placed under his wheels. A crowd gathered with camera phones.
Officers reasoned with Allen for over an hour -- even getting his cigarettes at one point, according to officials.
They warned Allen repeatedly that they would place gas inside the motorhome if he did not cooperate.
Officers then opened the rear window of the motorhome and set a gas canister inside. Allen promptly emerged from the vehicle and was arrested peaceably, police say.
Allen reported no illness from the gas -- and was evaluated at the scene by Bremerton Fire Medics.
Police say Allen sang several bars of the Beatles’ "Let It Be"’ to officers. When asked why he did not come out after advised gas would be utilized, police report he said -- "I didn't think you would do it.”
Allen has been booked into Kitsap County Jail.