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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 06:30 PM

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Tennessee Man Arrested Near Dunlap Dressed As Captain Jack Sparrow

DUNLAP - (SOURCE: WVLT, WDEF) - Brian Zielinski, 28, was arrested in Dunlap, Tennessee, over the weekend, CBS affiliate WDEF reports.

Police said Zielinski had been wandering around town during the summer dressed in a pirate costume with braids in his beard similar to those of the Disney character Captain Jack Sparrow.

Officials 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.

Police told WDEF they were forced to tase the man before taking him into custody.

Zielinski now faces charges of aggravated burglary and resisting arrest.

The Sequatchie County sheriff said Zielinski had been in Chattanooga, but he was originally from California.