KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville, Tennessee man was
arrested after causing a disturbance in Knoxvlle's Market Square
after he was found to be huffing glue.
A police report says Brian Zielinski, 29, was outside 4 Market
Square Wednesday around 4:25 p.m. when a passerby flagged down
officers saying he was behaving oddly. Officers told him to stop
three times, but he refused and kept walking.
Officers said Zielinski was speaking incoherently and appeared
to be under the influence of an inhalant. The officers found two
bottles of super glue in his pants pocket and a sunglass case
containing two small light bulbs with a straw attached, which
Zielinski said was for huffing glue.
A small electronic scale with a crystal-like residue was found
in Zielinski's bag.
After he was handcuffed, the police report says Zielinksi tried
to run from officers and had to be restrained on the ground. The
report says he was yelling and screaming, telling officers to
kill him. He was also hitting his head on the sidewalk.
The report says he was creating a lot of noise, keeping people
nearby from carrying on with their activities. He also,
according to the report, started kicking officers while they
were trying to put leg shackles on him.
Zielinksi faces several charges including disorderly conduct,
intoxication by inhalant, resisting and evading arrest.