Cops: We Got Guy Who Sucker-Punched Rick Moranis

Suspect facing 2nd-degree assault charge
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Cops: We Got Guy Who Sucker-Punched Rick Moranis
In this 1994 file photo, actor Rick Moranis is shown at an unknown location.   (AP Photo/File)

The NYPD can cue its "Who you gonna call" jokes with the arrest Saturday of the man they say sucker-punched Ghostbusters star Rick Moranis last month, reports the New York Daily News. Busted is Marquis Ventura, 35, who cops say they recognized from wanted pictures in the subway near 72nd Street and Broadway, a few blocks from where the assault happened. Ventura is facing a second-degree assault charge. Video shows him clocking the 67-year-old Moranis with a closed fist, apparently unprovoked, in the Oct. 1 attack before calmly walking on. (More Rick Moranis stories.)

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