Rick Moranis was the victim of a violent assault. This Friday, October 2 in the morning, the 67-year-old comedian was attacked by a stranger while he was walking around Central Park, in New York. According to the New York Post, which interviewed police and was able to obtain footage from surveillance cameras, he was walking right next to his house at around 7:30 a.m. when a man suddenly hit him before throwing him in. ground. “Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side, his agent, Troy Bailey, confirmed in a statement. He is fine and thanks those who sent him their thoughts and wishes for recovery.” Surveillance footage released by law enforcement shows the assailant wearing a black sweatshirt when he attacked Rick Moranis. After this attack, the particular comedian seen in Darling I Shrunk the Kids went to a nearby hospital.
He suffered in particular from pain in the head, back and right hip. After leaving the hospital, he went directly to a New York police station to report the facts and file a complaint. “It’s crazy – getting mugged at 7:30 am in Central Park West,” a policeman told the media before attacking the city mayor’s policy: “Welcome to New York from Mayor Bill de Blasio. And the suspect will be released a few minutes after his arrest. Welcome to New York without Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bail. ” Rick Moranis’ neighbor Jonathan Kurtin reacted to his attack: “I feel bad for him. He’s a nice boy.” The suspect is still at large. After the news of the attack on the actor, several celebrities gave him their support. Notably Ryan Reynolds, who starred alongside him in a commercial a few weeks ago.
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
“Glad to hear he’s fine”
“Glad to hear he’s fine,” said Blake Lively’s husband on Twitter. Chris Evans added: “My blood is boiling. Find this man. You are not touching Rick Moranis.” New York Police are actively looking for the man who attacked the actor. “We wish Mr. Moranis a speedy recovery. We will find his attacker. These attacks attract attention when the victim is a celebrity, but all New Yorkers deserve to walk the streets safely,” the association said. NYPD Police Charity in a tweet. Known for his roles in Ghostbusters, Darling I Shrunk the Kids and The Flintstones Family, he retired from show business in the early 1990s after the death of his wife. “I took a hiatus, which turned into a longer hiatus,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015. But I’m interested in anything I find interesting. I still get occasional questions about a role in cinema or television. “
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