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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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jdohe    

Rip will probably spend a year in jail. He NEEDS to go to jail. He also needs to stop drinking completely.

1634 days ago
17.

Wil    

Who??????????

1634 days ago
18.

Prayforus    

Rip is ALWAYS drunk. While in college, I worked in the grocery store that he (and other celebs in that area) shopped at. He stumbled in pretty much every day, and looked like a hobo. Something is not right with him.

1634 days ago
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TV Gord    

I'm a big fan of Torn's, but I tend to agree with jdohe. He needs to go to jail. Whether it's a loaded revolver or a loaded vehicle, he's going to kill somebody.

1634 days ago
20.

Jessica    

Pathetic old alcholic. Your days are numbered.

1634 days ago
21.

Jessica    

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

Posted at 1:43PM on Jan 30th 2010 by Jose

Was it your brother Josb?

1634 days ago
22.

TongueNcheek    

ROFL. Rip's "address" on the arrest form is the Bantam Post Office / Municipal Court address!

1634 days ago
23.

disturbed    

Yes, I always get embarrassed when I get drunk, grab a loaded gun, and break into a bank.

1634 days ago
24.

Zach Swan    

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Nearly 80 years old and still tearing it up like a 23 year old rock star. Doesn't seem as romantic a notion as I'd have thought...

1634 days ago
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Zach Swan    

--> "Besides, who among us hasn't gotten drunk, grabbed a loaded revolver, and broken into a bank? Cut the guy some slack.

Posted at 2:29PM on Jan 30th 2010 by Dorinha"

ROTFL. True that. It's not like he broke into Fort Knox with a machine gun or anything. Give the guy a break! We all have mild errors in judgment when we're on a bender.

1634 days ago
26.

inurtrash    

How much abuse can his liver stand?

1634 days ago
27.

sam    

All kidding aside this guy needs professional help!

1634 days ago
28.

dave    

Rip Torn is friggin hilarious. His work in Freddy got Fingered was oscar worthy. "Get out of my god dam scuba gear!"

1634 days ago
29.

Andie    

Great mug shot, but it can't top Nick Nolte's!

1634 days ago
30.

carol    

That's some leap from actor to bank robber. Maybe he fancys himself John Dillinger.

1634 days ago
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