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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.

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

1725 days ago


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.

1725 days ago


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

1725 days ago


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

1725 days ago


God Bless you RIP....

1725 days ago

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.

1725 days ago


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

1725 days ago


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.

1725 days ago


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

1725 days ago


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

1725 days ago


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!

1725 days ago

All your base are belong to us    

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

1725 days ago


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.

1724 days ago
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