New York police arrested a man more than a month ago in connection with a seemingly accidental attack on Canadian actor Rick Moranis.
The NYPD credited an eagle-eyed sergeant from the Armed Forces Transit Team with helping resolve the case in a post on Twitter. The 35-year-old Marquis Ventura was arrested on Saturday afternoon.
“This suspect has been arrested and charged,” they tweeted.
Kathleen O’Reilly, chief of transit chief of the NYPD, said Ventura is currently facing its seventh indictment this year.
“The awareness of this incident had little impact on Sergeant Dennis & PO Merlino’s determination to catch the attacker,” she tweeted.
“It was just another case of NYC cops looking for their New York counterparts.”
Moranis, 67, who is known as well for roles in films Ghost hunters and Honey, I’ve shrunk the kids, was walking south down a street near Central Park when he was hit in the head and knocked to the ground on October 1.
The video, released by the NYPD, showed a man walking past the actor in black pants and a black hoodie that read “I heart NY” when he appeared to stop, hit the actor, and then move on.
The Canadian actor was hospitalized for injuries to his right hip, head and back. A representative from Moranis said in a statement that he was “okay, but grateful for all thoughts and good wishes” ET Canada.