Police: Tenn. man arrested after search yields super glue-huffing stash

Published: May. 4, 2018 at 12:55 PM EDT
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A Knoxville man faces charges after an incident in Market Square Wednesday.

Just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, multiple people flagged down an officer in Market Square to report "odd behavior" by a man.

According to police, Brian Zielinski refused to stop walking away when he was approached by officers. The reporting officer noted that Zielinski was "talking incoherently and appeared to be under the influence of some type of inhalant."

Authorities said a search yielded two bottles of super glue in Zielinski's front pants pocket and a sunglasses case containing small light bulbs with a straw attached to the end of the bulb. Zielinski allegedly told investigators the stash of supplies was for huffing glue.

Officers also reported finding a small electronic scale with a crystal like residue in Zielinski's bag.

After being placed in handcuffs, Zielinski allegedly tried running away and was restrained on the ground. Officers reported that he told officers to kill him while banging his head on the sidewalk. As KPD was trying to place leg shackles on Zielinski, they said he started kicking officers.

"His actions created an unreasonable amount of noise that was preventing the surrounding public from carrying on with their lawful activities," the police report said.

Zielinski has been charged with disorderly conduct, evading arrest, inhale and possess intoxicants for unlawful purposes, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities, and resist, stop, arrest, search (no weapon).

Zielinski was

after police said he had been wandering around town dressed in a pirate costume with braids in his beard. Police reported Zielinski was kicked out of a friend's residence, where he had been staying, when he "began acting crazy." Zielinski apparently refused to leave the home and crawled back into the building through a downstairs window, where he reportedly became combative.