Homeless ex-thieves accused of abusing actor Rick Moranis have been randomly attacking strangers for the past six months, it was revealed in his Sunday night outrage.
Marquit Ventura, 35, was indicted on October 1 in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of assault for knocking Moranis to the ground in a random attack.
The suspected “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” actor is reportedly involved with several other haphazard attacks – after hours of allegedly feeding pakoras.
Sunday night, prosecutors said that after the infamous Upper West Side attack, Ventura later attacked the owner of a Big Apple liquor store.
When confronted with “store owner, defendant threw [champagne] Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Kelly Keating said at Ventura’s greeting that he pelted the shop owner and then punched him over the head repeatedly.
For that incident, Ventura was charged with assault and petit larceny.
Prosecutors said that last August, Ventura allegedly assaulted a customer inside a New York City store. He was debated in that case on harassment and assault charges.
“Defendants have now been charged with five separate assaults occurring over a six-month period in 2020, all involving unprovoked attacks on strangers during a global epidemic,” Keating said.
The prosecutor stated, “Defendants have performed with disregard of society’s rules and the rights of others.”
Ventura, who was arrested on Saturday, was taken on remand by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Nicholas Moyne and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
His lawyer, Autum Levine, told the judge Sunday night that his client was suffering from schizophrenia.
“He was in a psychiatric ward in seven different states … diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, and has been without his medication,” Levin said.
In addition to the three new assault charges from Sunday night’s arrogance, Ventura was arrested in October at West 4 Street Street Metro Station for apprehending a stretcher.
Last April, another alleged attack on a Stranger in the Bronx led to another charge against Ventura.
Ventura is also expected sometime after Ventura was extradited to Pennsylvania.