An intoxicated Pioneer man was arrested inside Walmart on Wednesday, March 6, after acting erratically.
Chad L. Strunk, 32, of the Ditney Trail neighborhood east of Huntsville, was arrested by Oneida Police Department officers after entering the Oneida store and acting strangely, according to court documents.
According to a warrant filed by OPD Patrolman David Lee Stephens, Strunk entered the store around 9 a.m. with a "rolled up newspaper to his ear and he was talking like the paper was a cellular telephone."
When OPD Patrolman Jordan Potter located Strunk, he was allegedly uneasy on his feet, and acting nervous and anxious.
Stephens wrote in the warrant that Strunk jumped behind soda machines when people would walk by, and that he had "rapid, darting eyes with dilated pupils," and was "very talkative and babbling."
When officers approached, Strunk allegedly told them — without being asked — that he was prohibited from entering Walmart because the store had filed a no-trespass order against him in connection with a past trespassing incident. Strunk also told officers that he had used illegal drugs earlier in the day after leaving the hospital.
Officers found two syringes on Strunk's person as they took him into custody. He was charged with public intoxication, criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.