Suspect arrested in attack on actor Rick Moranis
NEW YORK – A New York man was arrested Saturday in connection with an unprovoked assault against Rick Moranis that occurred as the 67-year-old actor was walking near Central Park in October. New York City police said 35-year-old Marquis Ventura, whom authorities listed as homeless, was arrested Saturday afternoon. It wasn't known if Ventura had retained an attorney who could comment. 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 didn't identify Moranis at the time, but Moranis's representative, Troy Bailey, confirmed the actor had been attacked.
Actor Rick Moranis sucker punched while walking in NYC
NEW YORK – Actor Rick Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday on a sidewalk near New York's Central Park, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. The attack happened just a few blocks from the Central Park West apartment building where Moranis' character lived in the movie. Moranis’ representative Troy Bailey said in a written statement Friday: “Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. Police describe the incident as a “random unprovoked assault.”Moranis was attacked while walking south on Central Park West. Moranis suffered back, hip, neck and head pain, though the full extent of his injuries was not clear, the official said.