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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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46.

YouPeopleAreSick    

#10 (Comment) Hit nail. Very sad.

I doubt there will be probation--or light sentencing--considering WEAPON (LOADED), FEDERAL BANK charges, and PRIORS (DUI).

Sheesh, Rip! When you gotta cry out (for the FINAL time in his case) for help, THIS is the most self-destructive way to do it. So-- I guess congratulations are in order?

1639 days ago
47.

BUM    

I live near where this happened. It's one of the smallest, quietest rural New England towns you could find. Nothing ever happens there, so this was HUGE news. This poor guy needs some help. Maybe he should go on celebrity rehab on VH1...

1639 days ago
48.

richard fusilier de la Claire    

dead drunk on the floor tells this unfortunate story along with his age etc. He needs understanding and help to get his equilibrium of mind.

1639 days ago
49.

MICHELE    

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THIS DRUNK, HE IS A CELEB AND WE ALL KNOW THAT MEANS HE GETS OFF. SO, WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? IN THE USA WE NEED OUR LAWLESS CELEBS, HOW ELSE WOULD E, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, TMZ, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, AND NAT'L INQUIRER, STAR AND GLOBE STAY IN BUSINESS?

1639 days ago
50.

Not your mama's canuck    

I blame Tom Green. Rip wasn't like this before he did "Freddie Got Fingered". Clearly he's been drinking ever since to try to forget it.

1638 days ago
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