Police mentioned it occurred in broad daylight simply earlier than 7:30 a.m. on Central Park West close to seventieth Road.
Surveillance cameras captured the assault on the 67-year-old “Honey I Shrunk the Youngsters” and “Ghostbusters” actor.
Video reveals the suspect, paradoxically carrying an “I Love New York” sweatshirt, stroll up and punch Moranis within the head, knocking him to the bottom.
🚨WANTED🚨for ASSAULT October 1, 2020 at 7:24 AM, on Central Park West within the neighborhood of West 70 St Manhattan. @NYPD20PCT.Reward as much as $2500👀Seen him? Know who he’s?📞Name 1-800-577-TIPS or📲DM us!☎️Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! @YourCityYourCall @NYPDDetectives @nypdchiefofpatrol pic.twitter.com/s06yNPBUBk
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) October 2, 2020
Police mentioned Moranis went to the hospital with ache in his head, again and hip. He later walked to the precinct to report the crime.
The NYPD’s new neighborhood affairs speedy response workforce checked on Moranis, because it does with many victims of violent crimes to supply assist, groceries, or something they could want.
“He’s doing properly. He’s sturdy. He’s recovering. He has some accidents to his left facet,” Det. Kaz Daughtry advised CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis.
“He simply desires to remain residence. He simply desires to get better and he simply desires peace of thoughts,” mentioned Officer Jonadel Dorrejo.
Meantime, the search continues for the suspect. Police are asking the general public to be looking out.
Moranis’ administration workforce advised CBS2 he’s “positive, however grateful for everybody’s ideas and properly needs.”
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 2, 2020
Neighbors mentioned he’s a really good man, and so they have been shocked to listen to in regards to the unprovoked assault.
“That why we moved right here – to be secure,” mentioned resident Jonathan Kurtin. “All the pieces’s been good, however I suppose attempting instances. Individuals do unusual issues, and so they’re not all the time good… You’ll be wanting over your shoulder much more usually.”
“I’m anxious about the entire scenario. I’m anxious about the truth that everyone’s troubled and so they’re so troubled there’s extra crime,” a lady who lives in the identical constructing as Moranis mentioned.
She additionally left him a notice.
“I mentioned I used to be actually sorry to listen to about it. It should’ve been scary,” she mentioned. “We have been on the board collectively of this constructing. Good man. Very nice man.”
Moranis has been off the massive display for years to give attention to his kids after his spouse’s passing, however lately appeared in a Mint Cell business with Ryan Reynolds.
Reynolds tweeted Friday:
Ought to have identified to not topic Rick to the yr 2020. Glad to listen to he’s okay.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 2, 2020
Anybody with details about the assault is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). It’s also possible to submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are saved confidential.
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