Gilbert Man Who Spent 36 Hours in Sewer Naked While Tripping on Mushrooms and PCP Linked to 16 Graffiti Cases

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Gilbert Police Department
Eugene Gimzelberg
If you thought you'd heard the last of 33-year-old Eugene Gimzelberg, the Gilbert man who spent 36 hours in a sewer while naked and tripping on hallucinogenic mushrooms and PCP, guess again -- in addition to his sewer shenanigans, Gimzelberg's apparently a fairly well-known (by police) graffiti artist.

Gilbert Sergeant Bill Balafas tells New Times that Gimzelberg was arrested Saturday after witnesses saw him spray-painting a large mural on a brick wall along railroad tracks near Williams Field High School.

As officers arrived, witnesses watched as Gimzelberg hid a bag he was carrying and walk away from the scene without getting spotted by police.

Witnesses, however, were able to tell police where he'd hidden the bag, in which police found several cans of spray paint.

Police tracked down Gimzelberg and arrested him at his home shortly after discovering the bag. Witnesses identified his as the guy they'd seen tagging the wall.

Following his arrest, police executed a search warrant at Gimzelberg's house in an ongoing graffiti investigation involving 16 separate incidents dating back to 2008. Balafas says the investigation is ongoing but that police believe additional cases will be cleared with Gimzelberg's arrest.

Gimzelberg was booked on suspicion of criminal damage and graffiti.

As we mentioned, this is only Gimzelberg's most recent arrest. You may recall his March arrest when police found him naked -- except for one shoe -- in a 40-foot deep sewer.

It was later determined that he'd spent roughly 36 hours in the sewer. Initially, Gimzelberg claimed he was in the sewer looking for his kids and that his clothes had been ripped off by the current (except that Gilbert fire spokesman Mike Connor told New Times at the time that there was less than an inch of water in the sewer during Gimzelberg's "trip" to the depths of the sewer system).

Gimzelberg later came clean (not literally until he showered) and admitted that he wasn't in the sewer looking for his kids -- rather, he'd smoked weed and PCP and then ate mushrooms before apparently going nutso and stripping down for his trip down under.

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Harry Wisencraker Jr.
Harry Wisencraker Jr.

  The man is misguided.  He was sitting around smoking some MMJ (Chronic Stupidity Strain, it only works on morons, makes them totally stupid) when he found some PCP, which is horse tranquilizer and some pretty wicked shit.    Now this is where it starts getting dicey ... having toked a few bowls of the CSS he was bouncing off the stupid wall pretty hard and with the PCP the bounces were not only hard but fast and frequent as well.  So Eugene, battered and looking for inspiration, which under the circumstances was not forthcoming ventured into the Gilbert City Sewers in search of the mind expanding purple mushroom.  He probably met the "Mushroom Man" a few minutes prior to spotting a big smiling stripped cat sitting on a giant 'sroom.  Then that fucking giant caterpillar ate his clothes and a freaky assed rabbit stole one of his shoe's ....    Then the Gilbert PD showed up and then shit got REALLY freaky man. They took him to see the queen, she was dressed in a black gown .... And the Mad Hatter's star witness was of course the now traumatized Alice, the kid his naked one shoe wearin' ass was chasing thru the sewers.

biooootch!
biooootch!

The devil is a mothafuckin liar!  So you know i aint worried bioootch! .....Stupid biatch!

bigriggs
bigriggs

Should have left this dipshit in the sewer.

yep
yep

Wow, the police raided somebody's house for painting on a wall. Seems a little drastic to me, not to mention a total waste of time and taxpayer's money. Gilbert PD pathetic.

Oogabooga
Oogabooga

All internet discussions always touch the subject of race no matter what, because the world is racist and hateful.

Bobby
Bobby

I apologize to Mr. King about my false belief of his being the usual leftist newspaper hack that puts Mexican ethnic interests in Arizona, above everything else. I came to realize this when he stated his disagreement on (traitor) Raul Grijalva's call for a  boycott, in which he tried to ruin small and large businesses throughtout Arizona due to his belief in the right of Mexican nationals to simply come into this nation whenever they feel like it.

malasangre
malasangre

one admitted "trip" with hallucinogens and you qualify for disability.  if he has the credits. i think he is going to need it.  shrooms and dust for 36 hrs. he got about 6 peoples share the bogart

Bobby
Bobby

Gimzelberg is really a Mexican in disguise. I have scientific proof.

Rurubean
Rurubean

lay off the meth Bobby..

Bobby
Bobby

Ha,hahahaha...... Why did I know, when reading the headline to this story, that the grafitti person, WOULD BE A WHITE GUY. Afterall, it's millions of white guys that do all the grafitti across the U.S., isn't it? Well, at least this is the impression the left would like to leave ignorant people with. Unfortunatley for the "progressives", most Americans aren't as stupid as the left looks. Only the leftist writers of these stories, are left to look stupid in the minds of most Americans.

Harry Wisencraker Jr.
Harry Wisencraker Jr.

Silly cops, he was naked when they strip searched him and they didn't find the crack.

Bobby
Bobby

Really? Why not just be honest and say that most people have a closer affinity for their own race/culture, than they do for others. This is where the left is utterly dishonest. And they know it. It's what labels them for the hypocrits they are.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

I think Godwin's law should be expanded.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Sorry boy, he's White as the next White guy. No need to prove anything. Just one glance at the criminal, then you'll know he's White in plain sight.

Bobby
Bobby

Yeah, pointing out the truth to people like you and others on this blog seems to be the serious issue. 

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

What the fuck are you talking about?  The story made no mention of race, it gave his name and mugshot, as it would were he any other race. Take your half-baked race-baiting bullshit somewhere else.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

DNA Science has proven that ALL humans are derived from a single genetic group which originated out of Africa and spread across the globe.  White skin (and other colors) is a genetic  mutation.  Among humans, race has no taxonomic significance; all people belong to the same hominid subspecies, Homo sapiens sapiens.  Most anthropologists believe that Homo sapiens evolved in East Africa and then migrated out of Africa, replacing H. erectus populations throughout Europe and Asia (the Out of Africa model). Lieberman, Leonard; Jackson, Fatimah Linda C. (1995). "Race and Three Models of Human Origins". American Anthropologist 97 (2): 231–242.  Bobby, go peddle your bigotry somewhere else - we're not buying.

Bobby
Bobby

I realize the statement above is racist, even though it's true. Seems like a kind of paradox, huh, however it would only be so to you comrades.

Bobby
Bobby

Ryan, I was joking.

Bobby
Bobby

Your thinking is a bit inverted Mr. Henry. I'm not doing the race-baiting bullshit.

Harry Wisencraker Jr.
Harry Wisencraker Jr.

The only race of man is the HUMAN RACE.  Beyond that it's all smoke and mirrors: skin pigmentation, political, cultural, social and religious differences that divide us.

Jfamousmortimer
Jfamousmortimer

What an embarassment. Most eugenicists at the turn of the century used outdated methods of racial category. It didn't mean they were fools, only that one is constrained by the general consensus of a time and place. Don't bank on what "most anthropologists" agree on because their word or speculation means fuck all.

Bobby
Bobby

Just theories comrade. However, one thing you sure don't want to buy is the truth. (wink)

Bobby
Bobby

And so therefore, they all do grafitti equally. O.K. man, whatever you say.

Bobby
Bobby

I told you the issue of the origins of grafitti would only be a paradox to the comrades. And here is comrade Zach Henry, strengthening that assertion by his "clever" reply.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

This just in: Bobby admits racism, continues to indiscriminately call people "comrade".

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

And how have you "figured out where graffiti comes from", bobby?  Certainly not thinking. You don't need to do that.

Bobby
Bobby

It seems that your'e in a tiny minority of people, that just can't figure out where the majority of grafitti comes from. Now you have to admit, that's real sidestepping.

Bobby
Bobby

Only dopes like you, don't know where the majority of grafitti comes from. Can't you see how stupid you look?.

Bobby
Bobby

It's you that rational people aren't going to excuse when you try to idiotically tell them they don't know where grafitti comes from.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

After reading you last 2 posts, I have to ask:

Are you really the guy this story is about and are you on weed, pcp, and shrooms AGAIN!!!!!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

As opposed to what? Non-criminal illegal aliens or criminal legal aliens?

You'll have to excuse Bobby folks, he be a idjit.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

Right, nice sidestep.  I'll take that as a no. And while I'm asking for evidence to your nonsense, how about telling me when I defended criminal illegal aliens.

Bobby
Bobby

Depends on the context. Yous see there's always a context. You are the race-baiting dick, since I know you never worry about criminal illegal aliens, but on the contrary have defended them. Nice try.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

In your mind, would it be possible to publish the mugshot of a white person without being an "anti-white racist"? Or only minorities?  JK regularly makes stories ridiculing petty criminals.  If you can point me to a more ridiculous (and contemporary) local story involving a minority do it.  If not you have no point and are a race-baiting dick.

Bobby
Bobby

Actually, your'e right about this being Mr. Kings style. I read more of his articles and came ti realize it. First I thought him to be a leftist hack, but when I read an opinion of his, in which he explained his disagreement on traitor(my word) Raul Grijalva calling for a statewide boycott of Arizona's businesses awhile back, it probed to me he wasn't the usual leftist who would be quite alright with ruining the whole state to satifsy Mexican instransigence.

Bobby
Bobby

Man, having read the hundreds if not thousands of racist anti-white comments that you've made on various blogs, I announce you the hypocrit of the year. Congradultions!

Hrobster
Hrobster

Oh, it made fun of "someone". I suspect you are a lefitst moron, that is also and anti-white racist. How about that?

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

No, not in his. Yours.  Making a racial issue where none exists is race-baiting.  What about this story was racial?  Nothing.  This story made fun of someone with a drug problem who did something ridiculous.  James King specializes in this, for better or worse.  Making a racial issue out of it makes you come off like a dickhead, which I suspect you are.

Hrobster
Hrobster

But not in yours, off course.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Oh yes you are, Booby. You are a racist asshat, and it comes through loud and clear in your comments. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Only Faux News wants to "buy the truth". The rest of us get it for free.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

No theory: it's a half-assed, half-baked hypothesis. JFC, get your terms straight.

Bobby
Bobby

What would you know about the "obvious"? You can't even figure out who's doing the grafitti?

Bobby
Bobby

Are you suggesting that your comments on this blog, and most others have much to do with thinking? That's a stretch.

Bobby
Bobby

Why would you think one race or another is genetically predisposed to graffitti? Oh, I don't know, it could be for the same reason your'e genetically disposed to hating whites. It's hard to answer the why questions, as one famous scientist said, better to stick with the how questions.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

" millions of people including myself don't need to think anything about it"

Bobby, you state the obvious.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

Typical Bobby argument: call the other guy comrade, then insist that you don't need to think or use logic to be right.

Hrobster
Hrobster

Excuse me Comarde, Mistalee, millions of people including myself don't need to think anything about it, all we need is eyes that are open. Understand comrade?

Mistalee
Mistalee

Quite likely so. Graffiti is a pretty universal phenomenon. You can find graffiti thousands of years old, scratched by Romans into the walls of what are now ruins.  You can find Chinese graffiti scratched into the Great Wall of China by guards and soldiers hundreds of years ago.

Why would you think one race or another is genetically predisposed to graffiti?

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