Man huffing glue charged with causing disturbance

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WATE) – A 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, of Knoxville, 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.

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