Bikini-clad woman body slammed and knocked unconscious after ‘queue jumping’ row at Ohio water park


A woman was left unconscious after she was body slammed when a dispute over line-jumping at an Ohio water park turned into a mass brawl.

Footage shows a bloodied Brittany Cabay, 23, landing a series of punches before being thrown to the floor and knocked out in the violent scuffle. 

Cabay and fellow brawler Zackary Colzin, 24, were arrested after the fight at Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 17. Deputies said the pair were drunk.

Brittany Cabay, 23, was left bloodied and unconscious after she was thrown to the floor in a row over queue-jumping at an Ohio water park turned violent

Footage shows a bloodied Cabay landing a series of punches during the violent scuffle on May 17

She was then thrown on the floor and knocked out in the brawl at Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio

Footage shows a bloodied Cabay landing a series of punches before being thrown to the floor and knocked out in the violent scuffle at Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 17

The tussle allegedly broke out after one person attempted to jump the line for a surf ride at the water park. 

The move apparently incensed those waiting in line, who decided to confront the line-jumper. 

Two videos of the scuffle show a group of at least ten swimsuit-clad young people arguing at close quarters, before fighting breaks out.    

Two staff members wearing lifeguard T-shirts are caught up in the tussle and try to diffuse the situation, to no avail.

A man, identified as Colzin, can be seen punching one of the brawlers, who Cabay then charges. 

She lands several punches on the man before he lifts her up and body slams her head first onto the ground, knocking her out. 

The site’s Emergency Medical Technician then rushes to restrain the man and Colzin jumps in to hurl several more punches in his direction. 

Eventually a lifeguard steps in and seems to spar with Colzin to keep him away from the EMT and the man who body slammed Cabay. 

Two videos of the scuffle shows a group of at least ten swimsuit-clad young people arguing at close quarters, before fighting breaks out

Two videos of the scuffle shows a group of at least ten swimsuit-clad young people arguing at close quarters, before fighting breaks out

Two members of staff wearing Lifeguard t-shirts are caught up in the tussle and try to diffuse the situation, to no avail

Two members of staff wearing Lifeguard t-shirts are caught up in the tussle and try to diffuse the situation, to no avail

A man, identified as Colzin, can be seen at the center of the group before he starts punching one of the other guests

A man, identified as Colzin, can be seen at the center of the group before he starts punching one of the other guests 

Cabay and fellow brawler Zackary Colzin, 24, (center, punching) were arrested after the fight at Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 17

Cabay and fellow brawler Zackary Colzin, 24, (center, punching) were arrested after the fight at Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 17

The tussle allegedly broke out after one person attempted to jump the queue for a ride at the water park

The tussle allegedly broke out after one person attempted to jump the queue for a ride at the water park

Cabay, meanwhile, is unconscious on the floor. Staffers jump to her aid as the brawl continues around them.   

Official reports said Colzin later hit his head on the floor and was unconscious when paramedics and deputies arrived at the scene. 

Once he was conscious he cursed, shouted racial slurs, and punched one of the deputies. He also threatened to self-harm.  He was tasered and placed under arrest. 

Colzin, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was charged with two counts of assault on a peace officer and an EMT, persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrested, and a failure to disclose personal information. 

He was remanded in custody at Erie County Jail without bond. Authorities said there is a warrant for his arrest in Michigan over an alleged car theft. 

Cabay and fellow brawler Zackary Colzin, 24, (center, being restrained) were arrested after the fight at Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 17

Cabay and fellow brawler Zackary Colzin, 24, (center, being restrained) were arrested after the fight at Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 17

Colzin, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was charged with two counts of assault on a peace officer and a water park employee, persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrested, and a failure to disclose personal information

Colzin, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was charged with two counts of assault on a peace officer and a water park employee, persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrested, and a failure to disclose personal information

Cabay of Flint, Michigan, was also arrested over the brawl. 

When she regained consciousness she refused medical attention from paramedics and made death threats against emergency services personnel at the scene. 

She refused to identify herself, telling deputies she was studying to become a police officer, and repeatedly tried to talk to Colzin who was waiting outside for an ambulance.

As she approached Colzin she reportedly became ‘combative’ and was asked by officers to walk away. She was arrested after she refused to leave and continued trying to talk to Colzin.  

She was charged with persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and failure to disclose personal information. She made bail from Erie County Jail on a $14,000 bond. 

It is not yet known if Colzin and Cabay travelled to Kalahari Water Park together. They both received medical treatment at Firelands Hospital before they were remanded in custody.

They were both arraigned Tuesday morning in Huron Municipal Court. 

Deputies said it is possible a third person may face charges over the incident.   

Deputies said it is possible a third person may face charges over the incident which took place a Kalahari Water Park, Ohio (pictured)on May 17

Deputies said it is possible a third person may face charges over the incident which took place a Kalahari Water Park, Ohio (pictured)on May 17

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said incidents 'fueled by overconsumption and abuse of alcohol' were on the rise at the park

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said incidents ‘fueled by overconsumption and abuse of alcohol’ were on the rise at the park

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said these incidents have been increasingly frequent at the water park in the last few months. 

‘We’ve had too many incidents there that have quite frankly been fueled by overconsumption and abuse of alcohol,’ he said hinting he thought pent-up demand after a year of lockdowns contributed to the rise. 

‘They were both very intoxicated, and they were also combative. The male was combative with our deputies. He was charged accordingly, and he also had a warrant out in the state of Michigan.’

Since the beginning of the year, Sigsworth said, they have responded to 150 calls at Kalahari, including a shooting where ten rounds were fired outside the resort late a night. 

No one was injured in the shooting and deputies later arrested an 18-year-old man from Toledo one suspicion of attempted murder. A second suspect is on the run and is yet to be identified by police.  

Among the rest of the 150 incidents were seven assaults, ten disorderly conduct incidents, and 13 cases of domestic violence, 19 News reported.  

Sigsworth said he wanted people to enjoy a visit to the water park but also ‘be responsible with their consumption of alcohol.   

‘We’ll continue to respond to 911 calls out there, whatever they may be, and if people are intoxicated to the point where they’re causing a disturbance, they’re gonna be arrested.’

He said his office was doing ‘everything we can to combat those issues’ including working with local and state partners as well as staff at the water park.  

Sigsworth added deputies would increase patrols in the resort, especially in the evening, and that the resort were paying for staff overtime.  



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