An Ellinwood man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of aggravated battery after another man was found unconscious in a Hays street, according to a release from the Hays Police Department.
According to the release, at 2 a.m. Friday, a patrol officer found the man face down in the street in the 400 block of West Seventh Street. Witnesses said the man had been body-slammed to the ground by a white male wearing a pink flamingo costume. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect near the scene and took him into custody.
The suspect was identified by police as Tyson P. Martinez, 21.
The victim was taken to Hays Medical Center with severe head injuries, then transported to a Wichita hospital. He is expected to survive, according to the release.
Martinez is in custody in the Ellis County Jail.