Homeless Man Arrested For Sucker Punching ‘Ghostbusters’ Star Rick Moranis
A suspect has been arrested and charged with second degree assault for attacking Little Shop of Horrors and Ghostbusters actor Rick Moranis last month. Marquis Ventura, 35, who is described by authorities as homeless, was apprehended by NYPD Transit bureau officers at 96th and Broadway this Saturday.
Last month, on October 1, Moranis had been walking southbound on Central Park West near West 70th Street when security cameras caught him being sucker-punched in the head by a stranger wearing an “I Love NY” sweatshirt. He fell after getting hit and went to the hospital for pain in his head, back and right hip.
At the time, a representative for Moranis confirmed that he was in fact the victim, and that the star was fine.
Ventura could be facing anywhere from a two to seven-year sentence.