Beloved actor Rick Moranis was brutally assaulted on a New York City Street Thursday morning in a seemingly random attack.
The actor was punched in the head by a large suspect, who then walked away.
The attack was caught on video by a surveillance camera. Police are currently still seeking the identity of the suspect. According to People, Moranis went to the hospital to seek treatment for pain in his head, hip and back after the attack.
?WANTED?for ASSAULT October 1, 2020 at 7:24 AM, on Central Park West in the vicinity of West 70 St Manhattan. @NYPD20PCT.Reward up to $2500?Seen him? Know who he is??Call 1-800-577-TIPS or?DM us!☎️Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! @YourCityYourCall @NYPDDetectives @nypdchiefofpatrol pic.twitter.com/s06yNPBUBk
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) October 2, 2020
Social Media users reacted quickly to the shocking news:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 2, 2020
You don’t touch Rick Moranis.
— Funch (@RonFunches) October 2, 2020
We wish Mr. Moranis a quick recovery. We will find his attacker. These attacks get attention when the victim is a celebrity but all NYers deserve to walk the street in safety. @HelenRosenthal & her @NYCCouncil colleagues are failing their constituentshttps://t.co/9E3rTft9vI
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) October 2, 2020
This is the loser that punched Rick Moranis for no reason! DeBlasio keep giving these hateful creatures 100 chances to reform…
Reminder: Moranis left his thriving Hollywood career after his wife died of cancer to take care of his kidspic.twitter.com/tOTux48C5E
— Antonella212 (Instagram) (@NYorNothing) October 2, 2020