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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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Kooky, Is this guy related to you. How about another recipe

1734 days ago


I'm not defending Torn's actions at all, but come on. Who really believes this guy was trying to rob the bank, for cryin' out loud? He was drunk as a skunk, doing what drunk as a skunk drunks do, making a fool of himself. Sentence him to rehab, not AA. Besides, who WOULDN'T like to 'express'his or her opinion of the banks these days?? Ha!

1734 days ago

Rene Defourneaux    

I love this guy what a great entertainer maybe Gary Shandling will bail him out.

He may have left something at that bank.

1734 days ago


Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn has been charged with storming the Bank of Connecticut -Real-Story-

1734 days ago


Forget about breaking into the bank. The real crime is that his actual name is Elmore.

1734 days ago


Get an Aggie drunk and they do craaaazy things. Cousin Sissy needs to make another movie asap.

1734 days ago


I loved him on the Larry Sanders show, I think it's a shame that alcohol has ruined his life. It's just very sad he has ended up like this.

1734 days ago


Watch him get off light with celebrity treatment now.

1734 days ago


We are real aliens visiting Earth. We enjoyed the scene in MEN IN BLACK where Mr. Torn discussed an "intergalactic kegger". We will try to assist Mr. Torn's health immediately and reverse any damages done to his reputation and environment. Expect to witness unexplainable positive developments in the vicinity of Mr. Torn and the particular "bank" associated with his behavior.

1734 days ago


He's almost 80, doesn't he have family to look in on him? Somehow I don't think jail is logical in this situation.

1734 days ago


Sissy Spacek is his cousin. She must be so proud. My guess is the that family is over bailing him out.

1734 days ago


He needs to be medically committed and treated for alcoholism then. You can't have an 80 year old man running around drunk with a loaded gun and you can't put him in jail, it's just sad and wrong.

1734 days ago

TV Gord    

According to, he's got six kids. Where are they?

1734 days ago


Hey Rip, for getting ripped and going into a bank. Do you think you are going to get ripped a new AH. It would be better if you sat againit the wall or some one is going to rip Rip.

1733 days ago

kanyes brother    

good thing this wasnt kanye west or any black person. he would have been lynched on the spot! and when he told the cops he thought it was his home they would have beat him down like rodney king lol!!

1733 days ago
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