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Alleged Victim of Rip Torn -- Torn Himself

1/31/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rip TornRip Torn is so in need of help, even the CEO of the bank he allegedly broke into on Friday night wants to see someone stage an intervention.

Torn was arrested after cops found him drunk inside a bank in Connecticut with a loaded revolver.

Mark E. Macomber, President/CEO of Litchfield Bancorp in Connecticut, tells TMZ no one was in the building at the time Torn allegedly broke in -- and the only damage was to the smashed window cops say was Torn's point of entry.

Macomber says he didn't believe Torn was trying to hurt anyone or steal anything. Macomber spoke to authorities in Connecticut who told him Torn was found lying on the floor. He said cops believe Torn thought he was in his own house.

He called the incident a "serious matter," but seemed to think Torn needed help with his alcohol problem more than anything else.

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. He is due in court on Monday.

UPDATE: As of Sunday morning, Rip Torn is still in custody.


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No sympathy. I don't get to act that way and my elderly parents and grand parents don't. Celebs and sudo celebs can mess up on there own time for the cameras but this is b.s. Put him in jail where everyone else would end up. Roman P. might need a sympathetic cell mate.

1723 days ago


Oh and yah Pete Townsend Spin doctored his way out of his ped case regardless of what you pounding law abiding citizens think.

1723 days ago


It always embarrasses me so when I get drunk, grab a loaded gun, and break into a bank.

1723 days ago


I think he just torn himself a new one.

1723 days ago


He was in connectiCUT, rip, and torn.

1723 days ago


He looks like a mean old bastard!
I'll bet he's a nasty drunk.
At least I can laugh AT him.

1723 days ago


David Hasselhoff in ten years. Take heed, dude!

1723 days ago

college student    

ehh i know the bank and he passed out in the kitchen understandable...not saying give him a break just saying when the bank looks like a house then its easy to get confused

1722 days ago


Fed stell American Banks.
no one arrested fed.
Educate yourself read: "Free to Be Me" by Arthur Vonshtain.
If this was done by regular citizen sentence would be at least l0 years.

1722 days ago


Go and f**k youself with your american eqal right's!
You do not have eqal right's lolz.

1722 days ago
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