Social media was set ablaze on Friday following reports of an attack on Rick Moranis.
The beloved actor was punched while walking on the Upper West Side in Manhattan on Thursday. Multiple New York news outlets released video footage of an unidentified man hitting the 67-year-old Ghostbusters star in the head before knocking Moranis down to the ground. Moranis did suffer minor injuries to his head, back and hip from the attack, however, New York Police Department confirmed he was well enough to take himself to a nearby hospital and later went to a police station to report what happened.
Once news of the incident emerged on Friday, fans of Moranis took to Twitter to advocate for his safety, suggesting that the Honey I Shrunk the Kids actor was a national treasure that must be protected at all costs.
“I know a lot is happening, but we must come together to protect Rick Moranis,” one person wrote.
“Rick Moranis task force assemble,” tweeted another.
Meanwhile, hundreds of others offered up violent warnings to the unidentified offender, including some people who threatened to take matters into their own hands if they came across the man who hurt Moranis before the police did.
“If you are the lowlife scumbag who sucker punched Rick Moranis, you better turn yourself in to the