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…