Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:55 PM Homeless thug will be sentenced to two years in prison for sucker-punching ... trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:55 PM Homeless thug will be sentenced to two years in prison for sucker-punching ... trends now
Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:55 PM Homeless thug will be sentenced to two years in prison for sucker-punching ... trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:55 PM Homeless thug will be sentenced to two years in prison for sucker-punching ... trends now

A homeless man who sucker-punched legendary comedian Rick Moranis in New York City pleaded guilty to felony assault charges Tuesday. 

Marquis Ventura, 37, has been promised a sentence of two years in State Prison after he pleaded guilty to Assault in the 2nd Degree, as well as six additional charges pertaining to four additional victims: Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree, Petit Larceny, and four counts of Assault in the 3rd Degree, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. 

Ventura had initially denied the charges but changed his plea to guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The man is also accused of randomly attacking other strangers in 2020, including the owner of a liquor store in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan before stealing a bottle of champagne.

Ventura has been arrested more than 13 times. Sentencing is set for August 23.

A homeless man who sucker-punched legendary comedian Rick Moranis in New York City pleaded guilty to felony assault charges Tuesday

A homeless man who sucker-punched legendary comedian Rick Moranis in New York City pleaded guilty to felony assault charges Tuesday

Marquis Ventura, 37, has been promised a sentence of two years in State Prison after he pleaded guilty to Assault in the 2nd Degree, as well as six additional charges pertaining to four additional victims

Marquis Ventura, 37, has been promised a sentence of two years in State Prison after he pleaded guilty to Assault in the 2nd Degree, as well as six additional charges pertaining to four additional victims

Ventura pleaded guilty to Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree, Petit Larceny, and four counts of Assault in the 3rd Degree, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Ventura pleaded guilty to Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree, Petit Larceny, and four counts of Assault in the 3rd Degree, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Ventura had initially denied the charges but changed his plea to guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday

Ventura had initially denied the charges but changed his plea to guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday

Ventura is alleged to have punched actor Rick Moranis in an unprovoked attack in late 2020 that was captured in surveillance video

Ventura is alleged to have punched actor Rick Moranis in an unprovoked attack in late 2020 that was captured in surveillance video

Ventura admitted to punching actor Rick Moranis in an unprovoked attack in late 2020 that was captured in surveillance video. 

The horrifying footage shows Moranis, then-67, who is 5ft 6in walking southbound on Central Park West near West 70th Street at about 7.30am one morning.

Suddenly, an unidentified man walking past the star strikes him in the head, knocking Moranis to the ground.

Ventura was arrested by a transit cop at the 96th Street and Broadway subway station. He has a history of 13 arrests - including five for

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