🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: On 10/1, at 7:24 AM, a 67-year-old male victim was walking southbound on Central Park West in the vicinity of West 70th Street, when an unidentified male struck him in the head with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground. Have info? Call/DM @NYPDTips pic.twitter.com/ZvSUPjtVdp
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 2, 2020
A spokesperson for the actor Rick Moranis says the actor is okay after an attacker sucker punched him in New York City.
“He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes,” a representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
The New York Police Department said an unknown attacker punched a 67-year-old man Thursday morning on Central Park West by West 70th Street, knocking him to the ground. As seen on video, suspect and victim were walking in opposite directions on the sidewalk, when the attacker lunged forward, struck the victim, and walked away.
The 67-year-old was identified as Moranis by law enforcement sources speaking to NBC New York.
News of the incident sparked outrage. We live in a divisive time, but if there’s one thing anyone can agree on, it’s this: Don’t mess with Rick Moranis.
My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis. https://t.co/VXBbTjdDwa
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 2, 2020
Rick Moranis is a king and this guy needs the book thrown at him. https://t.co/SJBxcaXTwm
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) October 2, 2020
You don’t touch Rick Moranis.
— Funch (@RonFunches) October 2, 2020
Moranis made his name in classics like Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He left the industry to raise his children after his wife, makeup artist Ann Belsky, passed away from cancer in 1991. He recently resurfaced for a Mint Mobile commercial with actor Ryan Reynolds.
[Screengrab via Mint Mobile]
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