Suspect in Ghostbusters’ Rick Moranis Assault Arrested in NYC

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The man suspected of sucker-punching Spaceballs’ star Rick Moranis in New York City last month was arrested on Saturday. 

The New York Police Department tweeted that Officer Merlino and Sergeant Dennis of the 20th precinct spotted the homeless suspect 26 blocks North from where Moranis was attacked on the Upper West side.  

Marquis Ventura, 35, was taken into custody Saturday afternoon by the transit officers and charged with second degree assault, for his seventh assault charge in 2020.   

The Honey I Shrunk the Kids star was walking southbound on Central Park West on the morning of Oct. 1, when a man wearing a black “I Love NY” sweatshirt attacked him unprovoked.  Security cameras caught the man striking the actor to the ground with a solid sucker-punch, then casually continuing to stroll down the street.  

Moranis, 67, reportedly took himself to the hospital for hip, back, neck, and head pain following the knockdown hit, then reported the incident to police at a local precinct.  

The following day, police released footage of the attack, asking for the public’s help identifying the assailant, and word spread the victim was the Little Shop of Horrors’ actor.  

Moranis received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities.  Captain America’s Chris Evans tweeted his outrage, “My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis.” Fellow Marvel superhero, Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds posted, “Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020. Glad to hear he’s okay.”

At the end of the week, Moranis’ rep Troy Bailey, released a statement that the actor was “fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”  

The 80’s A-lister retired from Hollywood at the height of a blockbuster comedy career to focus on raising his two children following the death of his wife. He will reprise his famous role as inventor Wayne Szalinski alongside comedian Josh Gad, in an upcoming Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ sequel.  

If his accused attacker is found guilty, Ventura faces a two to seven-year prison sentence.  

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CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
8 months ago

Castration gets rid of the aggressive tendencies in both males and females.

speedle
speedle
8 months ago

I think maybe a few minutes in a locked room with someone bigger than him who is motivated to see how many bones he can break in… say 5 minutes would be an appropriate punishment.

BooDaddy
BooDaddy
8 months ago
Reply to  speedle

PICK ME!!!!

Michael Lowenstein
Michael Lowenstein
8 months ago

execution also gets rid of the aggressive tendencies ) permanently.)

Conservative Me
8 months ago

So does a labotomy.

Earl Ellison
Earl Ellison
8 months ago

That won’t work on that lame brain

dinkus
dinkus
8 months ago

With what (that stuff) has been going on the last few years, that is not even good. enough.

IH8LIBS
IH8LIBS
8 months ago

7th assault charge in 2020. That about sums it up for the mentally deranged bleeding heart libtards. Think of the money being wasted on these liberal policies and revolving doors for repeat criminal offenders. It is sickening. A jolt of electricity is much more economical and problem solving…

FED UP
FED UP
8 months ago
Reply to  IH8LIBS

A 3 strike rule should apply! First offence a fine and community service. Second offence large fine and probation, maybe. Third offence 3 years at least with no possible parole. 7 assault charges and still on the street reveals the joke the justice system has become!

Robyn
Robyn
8 months ago

Sorry that Mr. Moranis was assaulted but my question is did the man that was arrest for it get out on BAIL? Just like all these other ANIMALS lately?
If because Mr. Moranis is a ACTOR with money this animal was kept in jail no bail? If this guy was not freed on BAIL it shows 2 types of Law! One for us and one for the well known and people with money ?!

lloyd zimet
lloyd zimet
8 months ago
Reply to  Robyn

Probably released no bail

Arjay
Arjay
8 months ago

Good! Now PROSECUTE the SOB and LOCK HIM UP!

Phil F
Phil F
8 months ago

The thug may have mental issues but what he did is inexcusable and he should be punished severely. The sad thing is taxpayers are going to have care for this scum bag while while he’s in prison.

Suesja
8 months ago

He’s an actor so they found the Perl but if it had been me they would still be saying, “we’re looking”

Daniel J Carr
Daniel J Carr
8 months ago

No snse charging him as Cuomo will just let him right back out.

CAG
CAG
8 months ago

And if it had been any other white person, not a thing would have been done…

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
8 months ago

In public square, strip & whip him like the Evil animal he is!!!!

mark
mark
8 months ago

7 assault charges in 2020. why is this clown walking free?

Stephen Norman
Stephen Norman
8 months ago
Reply to  mark

Why is he still walking? This much bad blood in him will only result in another attack, maybe one where the next victim dies or is severely handicapped.

Lori
Lori
8 months ago

I think when he is caught he needs to go to a re education camp.

Stephen Norman
Stephen Norman
8 months ago
Reply to  Lori

Noooo, not the DNC ballot writing school…

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
8 months ago

If New York and Californification would clean up the homeless, there would be a lot less of this happening. I feel sad for them, but not for what they do. I will add Rick to my prayers when I go to bed tonight.

Stephane
8 months ago

BUBBA will take care of him….. Hopefully!

Jane Stacy
8 months ago

put asshokes like these in work camps to clean up the riot messes

stevo
stevo
8 months ago

who cares?they will just release him anyways like the last 7 times so he can go out and do it again!

Stephen Norman
Stephen Norman
8 months ago

I’m guessing in New York, the mentally unstable attacker might get 2 to 7 months of a sentence. Although he did strike a liberal…. Should be interesting.

BIGJIM613
8 months ago

What race was the attacker? blm, antifa and g. soros are just getting started. Wait until biteme and camelface are in office.