Honey, I Shrunk the Youngsters star Rick Moranis was sucker-punched by a stranger in a random assault on Central Park West close to 70th Avenue simply earlier than 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, according to Deadline. The 67-year-old retired actor was strolling on a sidewalk close to New York’s Central Park when a person carrying a black “I Love NY” sweatshirt and a backpack hit him within the head, knocking him to the bottom. The assault occurred a number of blocks from the condo constructing the place Moranis’ character lived in Ghostbusters.
The unprovoked assault was caught on surveillance video which has been launched by the New York Police Division. NYPD Crime Stoppers tweeted footage from the assault together with as a $2,500 reward for any data to determine the assailant.
The video exhibits the assailant take a sudden step towards Moranis earlier than the assault. In response to the New York Police Division report, the attacker hit Moranis with a closed fist. The suspect fled north on foot and has not been recognized however may be seen calmly strolling away after the assault. Early stories mentioned the actor went to the hospital earlier than reporting the assault at a police station. Moranis had ache within the head, again and proper hip, in keeping with the NYPD report.
“Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Higher West Aspect yesterday,” Moranis’s administration and attorneys confirmed in a press release. “He’s tremendous however grateful for everybody’s ideas and effectively needs.”