Despite being consistently told by left-wing personalities that reports of increased violence in New York City are just lies to make their incompetent leadership look bad, real, terrifying acts of violence just keep happening.
On Thursday, police say actor Rick Moranis was sucker-punched in the head while he walked down a serene Manhattan street in broad daylight. Maranis, 67, is best known for his roles in Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Spaceballs, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
According to the New York City Police Department, Moranis was accosted while he walked down Central Park West near W. 70 street in the Upper West Side neighborhood, an area known for its high-priced real estate and luxurious, safe setting.
NYPD Crime Stoppers released the video of the alleged incident, which shows a masked man in an "I Love NY" shirt appearing to attack someone, then walking calmly along his way.
??WANTED??for ASSAULT October 1, 2020 at 7:24 AM, on Central Park West in the vicinity of West 70 St Manhattan. @NYPD20PCT.Reward up to $2500??Seen him? Know who he is???Call 1-800-577-TIPS or??DM us!??Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! @YourCityYourCall @NYPDDetectives @nypdchiefofpatrol pic.twitter.com/s06yNPBUBk— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) October 2, 2020
Moranis's attack drew attention and support from fans across the internet. The Canadian actor, known for playing diminutive, nerdy characters in many beloved comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, almost completely retired from show business abruptly after his wife died of cancer in 1991. For 23 years from 1997-2020, he took only a handful of roles as a voice actor. He is now set to star in the upcoming sequel to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids series of films, reprising his role.
At the time of his sudden leave from a flourishing career in Hollywood, Moranis explained that as a newly single parent, raising his two children would be his priority from that point on.
Fans offered words of encouragement and jestful desires for vengeance against his attacker, expressing their adoration for his much-beloved characters like Louis Tully in Ghostbusters.
Rick Moranis is literally the most harmless person on earth and he gets brutally punched in the head by some thug in New York City. Thanks for keeping the streets safe for criminals, De Blasio.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 2, 2020
Rick Moranis is a king and this guy needs the book thrown at him. https://t.co/SJBxcaXTwm— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) October 2, 2020
PROTECT RICK MORANIS AT ALL COSTS pic.twitter.com/R89deMWPHI— Rocco Botte (@rocco_botte) October 2, 2020
so help me if i ever saw someone lay a hand on Rick Moranis. https://t.co/9nhsDnSmKy— Casey Neistat (@Casey) October 2, 2020
The internet coming together to find the guy who punched Rick Moranis. pic.twitter.com/sTEmZWOFvu— Quint Dunaway (@QuintDunaway) October 2, 2020
What the actual eff. Do NOT ever harm Rick Moranis! https://t.co/PgkaJT68dL— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) October 2, 2020
Moranis is said to have suffered minor injuries to his neck, head, and back as a direct result of the attack. The NYPD has not yet apprehended a suspect but has offered a $2,500 reward through Crime Stoppers.