Actor Rick Moranis was punched in the head while walking near 70th and Central Park West at approximately 7:24am on Thursday, October 1. The 20th precinct released the video below without mentioning the name of the victim, but his identity was later revealed by Eyewitness News and several other websites.
Rick Moranis is best known for his roles in Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the first two Ghostbusters movies, Spaceballs and Little Shop of Horrors.
Video of the earlier assault,
Any info contact @NYPDDetectives at 212-580-6414 or @NYPDTips at 1-800-577-tips pic.twitter.com/eaiBdjTRt2
— NYPD 20th Precinct (@NYPD20Pct) October 2, 2020
The 67 year old actor was assaulted near his apartment building, sustaining injuries to his head, back and hip. The suspect continued walking after committing the assault and is currently at large.
After the assault, Moranis went to the hospital for an evaluation, later reporting the crime to the precinct.
A photo of the suspect has now been released, and flyers have been distributed throughout the neighborhood.
Anyone with information about this attack 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.
hope he is ok. wish him well
This is why I will not visit the city until Spring. Dangerous mood and atmosphere. By the way, I grew up in that neighborhood.
Maybe now when the movie stars get attacked they’ll start cleaning up the mess they made for n this city. Shame on our politicians. I hope he gets better soon.
That’s a cold cock. Nail the bastard!
So sorry to hear that. Such a beloved & great actor. Please feel better Mr. Moranis. Sorry you had to endure that terrible violation. Sending you well wishes.
HEY! Nobody punches Rick Moranis in my town!
Maybe he will call Helen Rosenthal and ask that they fight having another long-term shelter put into our neighborhood. NO….I am not saying every shelter client is bad but as I’ve said before, we can’t manage the street vagrants and rising crime we already have. And YES, punching someone in the head for no reason is a crime, to me at least. Anyone else?