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Rip Torn Busted for Allegedly Breaking Into Bank

1/30/2010 3:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rip Torn was arrested Friday night for allegedly breaking into a bank while drunk and armed with a loaded revolver.

Rip Torn
State police responded to an alarm at the Litchfield Bancorp building in Salisbury, CT at 9:40 PM last night. Police say they found Torn "with a loaded revolver" and he was "highly intoxicated."

Law enforcement sources tell us Torn gained access through a broken window, which they believe Torn broke himself.

Torn was taken to the Troop B barracks in North Canaan and is being held on $100,000 bond.

Cops say Torn was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief.

According to the Register Citizen, he is scheduled to appear in court on February 1.

Rip has had previous alcohol-related arrests -- one of which yielded the greatest mug shot in the history of mankind.

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hdbrill1    

who?

1538 days ago
2.

Loud and talentless    

Party on, dude. Might wanna' lay off the Rumple after 2 A.M., though.

1538 days ago
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Hates Conan like crap    

WTF is this jackass thinking?!?!?!?!

1538 days ago
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radarluv    

How sad!!! Alcohol can make you do the craziest things. Having no control over judgment and common sense. Guns not a good mix.
He probably doesn't remember a thing. How scary to be a policeman on this one!!!

1538 days ago
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Hates Conan like crap    

Thank the Lord the worst thing I've ever done while drunk was have sex with another guy.

1538 days ago
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oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

LMAO @ Jose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1538 days ago
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scott    

Mug shot prize? Just have another look at Nick Noltes!!!!

1538 days ago
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uparse    

this is a death sentence for him. now he knows how the last chapter if his life will be written. at his age, even a plea deal here is going to net him 10 years in prison = life sentence for him being that he's 79 years old.

lol....sad ending, all over one night of drinking.

1538 days ago
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Mark Proctor    

As a friend of Bills; I think it is safe to say that just maybe, Rip might have a little problem. I hope he gets help before it is too late. You have to want it before you are able to get it. Help that is… not the loot… lol.

1538 days ago
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Homer    

Jiminy jilikers!

1538 days ago
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marleyfu    

He was having a kegger.

1538 days ago
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lena    

out of work actors have too much free time and they seem to frequently have drinking issues. by out of work, i just mean not currently at work. this is just a stupid drunk episode, silly and pathetic.

1538 days ago
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Dorinha    

Rip was a genius comedic performer on "The Larry Sanders Show" (how I wish that had been a real late night talk show). Alcohol has completely wreaked havoc on his life. Besides, who among us hasn't gotten drunk, grabbed a loaded revolver, and broken into a bank? Cut the guy some slack.

1538 days ago
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Politico Pablo    

Do you think he might have a problem with alcohol?

1538 days ago
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kromen    

If you can dodge a wrench....

1538 days ago
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