Suspect in Rick Moranis sucker punch attack arrested in New York
A New York man has been arrested in connection with an unprovoked assault against Rick Moranis.
The incident happened as the 67-year-old actor was walking near Central Park in October.
New York City police said 35-year-old Marquis Ventura, who is believed to be homeless, was arrested on Saturday afternoon.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: On 10/1, at 7:24 AM, a 67-year-old male victim was walking southbound on Central Park West in the vicinity of West 70th Street, when an unidentified male struck him in the head with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground. Have info? Call/DM @NYPDTips pic.twitter.com/ZvSUPjtVdp
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 2, 2020
Video released by police showed a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt hit Moranis with a sucker punch and knock him to the ground.
Police did not identify Moranis at the time, but his representative, Troy Bailey, confirmed the actor had been attacked.
Police described it as a “random, unprovoked assault”.
Moranis is best known for his roles in movies such as Ghostbusters, Spaceballs and Honey I Shrunk The Kids.