A Tennessee man nicknamed “Captain Jack Sparrow” is behind bars after police say he huffed glue and kicked authorities trying to detain him on Wednesday in Knoxville.
CBS 8 reports that bystanders witnessing “odd behavior” by a man on Wednesday in Knoxville’s Market Square contacted police as the man’s strange behavior escalated. When police arrived, they noted the man, identified as 29-year-old Brian Zielinski, was “talking incoherently and appeared to be under the influence of some type of inhalant.”
According to the police report, when responding deputies searched Zielinski, they found two bottles of super glue and small light bulbs attached to a straw. He reportedly admitted that the items were used to “huff glue.”
When a deputy attempted to place Zielinski in handcuffs, he allegedly attempted to run at first, then banged his head on the sidewalk while ordering the deputies to kill him. Afterward, the suspect reportedly tried to kick the 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 read.
Zielinski, who has a of run-ins with police and arrests, was charged with possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities, possessing intoxicants for unlawful purposes, disorderly conduct and trying to evade arrest. His bond was set at $2,750.
The suspect was previously arrested in 2017 for refusing to leave a friend’s home when asked. When police arrived, Zielinksi was “acting crazy” and dressed like Captain Jack Sparrow from the movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
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[Feature Photo: Brian Zielinski/Police Handout]