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Man Arrested for Unprovoked Attack on Actor Rick Moranis

Marquis Ventura charged with second-degree assault stemming from October 1st incident

A 35-year-old man was arrested in New York Saturday in connection to the unprovoked assault on actor Rick Moranis in October.

A 35-year-old man was arrested in New York Saturday in connection to the unprovoked assault on actor Rick Moranis in October.

Marquis Ventura was charged with second-degree assault stemming from the October 1st incident where Moranis was sucker-punched while walking near Central Park. Ventura — who the NYPD said is homeless and has over a dozen arrests, including one for another random attack two weeks later on the subway, the New York Post reported — will be arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court Sunday.

“Thanks to an eagle-eyed sergeant from @NYPDTransit, this suspect has been apprehended and charged,” the NYPD announced Saturday:

However, in February, it was revealed that Moranis would return to movies in the upcoming Shrunk, a quasi-reboot of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. More recently, the actor made a surprise return in a commercial starring Ryan Reynolds.

From Rolling Stone US

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