Rick Moranis’ Attacker Arrested

Rick Moranis punched in head

photo by Flickr user Lauren Brown

The NYPD has announced that the suspect who assaulted beloved actor Rick Moranis on the morning of October 1 has been apprehended and arrested.

The suspect was 35 year old Marquis Ventura, who was arrested Saturday when spotted by police officers at the subway station at 72nd and Broadway, just a few blocks away from 70th and Central Park West, where the October incident took place.

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Moranis had sustained minor injuries from the assault, which was broadcast via Twitter by the 20th Precinct at the time. After punching the actor in the head, the suspect was shown to walk away from the scene and his identity was unknown, though flyers which included his photo and description were plastered throughout the neighborhood.

Rick Moranis suspect

The 67 year old Moranis is best known for his roles in Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the first two Ghostbusters movies, Spaceballs and Little Shop of Horrors. 

Anyone with information about a crime should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip on NYPDcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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