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Rip Torn Arrives at Court in Handcuffs

2/1/2010 12:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rip Torn was taken to court today -- in handcuffs -- to face charges stemming from his arrest this weekend.

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Torn was busted after he allegedly broke into a bank in Connecticut, while carrying a loaded gun. He 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.

UPDATE: Rip just posted bail -- he did not enter a plea today. Rip's lawyer says the actor will most likely plead not guilty at the next hearing (February 17) and Rip is expected to enter an alcohol treatment facility as early as tomorrow.


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16.

Beau    


They tried to make me go to rehab and I said 'NO NO NO'!!

1538 days ago
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lgwelsh1    

It's a sad old man, all he has left is the bottle. You can see it on his face, he really needs some help. He didn't intend to rob anything, I hope the justice system see's that and puts him into a treatment program. Prison is not the answer here.

1538 days ago
18.

squeakermama    

We ALL have issues, some are just more visible than others. Hope he gets better and can be happy again.

1538 days ago
19.

mike    

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a bank break-in charge.

1538 days ago
20.

Fibb    

God Bless you RIP....

1538 days ago
21.

They were in it for the money    

Rip Torn is a fine actor. I think it was nice of the Bank president to go to bat for him like he did. This man probably has early dementia and being drunk just increases the problem 10 fold. He doesn't deserve jail, he needs rehab. Don't let this one fall into the cracks. Too nice a man, really he is! And he worked with Michael Jackson so that should account for something.

1538 days ago
22.

inurtrash    

Something tells me he doesn't have much time left above ground. He looks bad.

1538 days ago
23.

Tom    

In the pic on the left, it sure looks like Jesse James is the one who's taking him in. So he's looking for his dog, making bikes, married to Sandra, and arresting Rip Torn? That guy is everywhere.

1538 days ago
24.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Someone explain to me why he's pleading NOT GUILTY????

1538 days ago
25.

Sniglet    

What stupid ass police dept cuffs people with their hands in front where they can grab an officer's gun?

1538 days ago
26.

Unknown    

What do you REALLY get out of trashing someone when they’re down? Lend a hand for God’s sake. Punish someone when there’s been deliberate, intentional wrongdoing. Help as you would like to be helped if it were YOU in that situation. I think Rip Torn is fantastic and look to his recovery from this and any other bad events in his life!

1538 days ago
27.

All your base are belong to us    

Did we ever see Bernie Madoff in handcuffs going to court??

1538 days ago
28.

maria    

Who is this old men ? I never hear of him wich movies he has been he looks decrepit !but I believe he is acting he knows what is going on you don't get in another place specially a bank and get confused about his house is all baloney.

1537 days ago
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