The man who allegedly sucker punched Rick Moranis is now in police custody — and his legal cost is being pushed right into a severe class due to Rick’s age.
Law enforcement sources inform TMZ … NYPD officers arrested 35-year-old Marquis Ventura this weekend in connection to the assault that left Moranis knocked on his ass in Manhattan whereas strolling via some scaffolding within the Upper West Side final month.
We’re advised Ventura was booked on a felony assault cost — which applies since Rick is technically a senior citizen … principally, in the event you assault somebody who’s 65 years outdated or above, any assault cost that may comply with is upgraded. Believe it or not, Rick’s sitting fairly at a ripe 67.
You’ll recall … the sucker punch was fully random and unprovoked when it occurred. Moranis was strolling by a person in a surveillance video that captured the incident — and out of nowhere, he swung on the actor … which made him topple to the bottom.
Moranis went to the hospital for some ache in his head, neck and hip — however later mentioned he was okay. Still, ,it pissed off A LOT of parents in Hollywood — together with one Chris Evans, who mentioned the wrongdoer should be apprehended.
Looks like Captain’s want was granted … or so it appears. Ventura is ready to be arraigned later this week.