New York Man Arrested for Unprovoked Attack on Rick Moranis


A man has been arrested after allegedly attacking Rick Moranis in New York.

The 67-year-old Hollywood legend was walking near Central Park West on the Upper West Side, when he was sucker punched from behind, knocking him to the ground.

Officials from the NYPD have now identified the suspect Saturday as 35-year-old Marquis Ventura, and he has been brought into custody.

Marquis Ventura, 35, was apprehended in the subway on Saturday night a few blocks away from where the attack occurred last month

Ventura, from Manhattan, has a history of 13 arrests, including five for felonies, according to the New York Post.

The disgusting unprovoked attack caused Moranis to suffer pain in his head, back and right hip.

Moranis took a step back from acting to focus on being a single father in 1991 after his wife passed away from breast cancer.

He told USA Today:

‘As a single parent and I just found that it was too difficult to manage to raise my kids and to do the traveling involved in making movies.

‘So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn’t miss it.’

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