Cody Zink – hero and good guy.
Federal air marshals partying in Grand Rapids are accused of punching and kicking at least two people outside of a downtown bar, leaving one man unconscious on the pavement.
“I didn’t know at the time they were air marshals,” says Cody Zink, who says one of the marshals kicked him in the groin area.
The marshals were apparently not in Grand Rapids on official business. In June, a group of them visited for the weekend to relax in a downtown hotel and enjoy the nightlife. They got into trouble after witnesses say one shoved a woman at an outdoor hot dog cart and punched a man trying to protect her.
“[The man] sucker punched him,” says Zink. “[He] knocked him out in one hit. His face hit the pavement on the sidewalk. Then they started acting like they were going to start kicking him.”
Zink and his friends asked the men to back away and let them help the unconscious, bleeding man on the pavement. He says that’s when the suspects turned on them.
“I had my hands up saying,’ I’m not trying to start a fight,'” he recalls. “That’s when the guy that was walking after me kicked me in the testicles. I went down immediately.”