Video: Man charged with assault on an EMT after large brawl at Ohio water park

Video shows the EMT throwing the man to the ground after reportedly being punched by him


By Laura French

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A man was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting an EMT during a large fight at an Ohio water park that was captured on video. 

Kalahari EMS providers responded to the scene at the Kalahari resort water park where multiple people were involved in a brawl, during which a woman was thrown to the ground, causing her to become unconscious and bleed from her head, according to WKYC. As an EMT approached the scene, he was reportedly confronted by Zackary Colzin, 24, who authorities say began to punch the EMT. 

The EMT can be seen on video throwing Colzin to the ground, which authorities said was in self-defense. Colzin also lost consciousness and the EMT later began treating him, officials said. When police arrived, Colzin regained consciousness and allegedly punched one of the officers. He was arrested after being shocked with a stun gun and reportedly yelled racial slurs and threatened to harm himself as he was brought out of the resort by authorities. 

Police say the woman who was knocked unconscious, Brittany Cabay, 23, regained consciousness and refused medical treatment, and then allegedly made death threats against the paramedics and police officers.  She was also arrested.

Zackary Colzin, 24, was charged with assault on an EMT following a large brawl at an Ohio water park last week.  
Zackary Colzin, 24, was charged with assault on an EMT following a large brawl at an Ohio water park last week.   (Photo/Erie County Jail)

Both suspects were transported to the hospital for treatment. Police stated the pair had a "strong odor of intoxicants" on their breaths, according to WKYC. 

Colzin was charged with assault on an EMT, assault on a peace officer, persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest and failure to disclose personal information. Cabay was charged with aggravated menacing, persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated and failure to disclose personal information. Both individuals are from Michigan and police found that Colzin had an outstanding warrant for motor vehicle theft out of his home state.

The incident remains under investigation and no other arrests have yet been made, police said. 

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