Rip Torn caught breaking into bank

rip_torn_booking_shotActor Rip Torn (real name: Elmore Rual Torn, Jr.) 78, was caught breaking into a bank in Salisbury, Connecticut at about 9:40 p.m. last night. He was drunk and was carrying a loaded revolver. Torn had broken a window to gain entrance. State police arrived on scene within minutes and took Torn to Troop B arracks in North Canaan, where he is being held on $100,000 bond. He was charged with carrying a gun without a permit and while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief. A resident of Salisbury, Torn is scheduled to appear at Bantam Superior Court today. This was not Torn’s first alcohol-related arrest. He was acquitted by a jury in a 2004 drunk-driving case and pleaded guilty in 2007 to a lesser charge of being ability impaired in a different case. More recently, Torn was charged with illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane on December 14, 2008. Torn plays Don Geiss on the hit series 30 Rock, and in the past few years has appeared in movies such as Bee Movie, Dodgeball and Marie Antoinette.

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  1. Thibz • February 1, 2010 @ 12:05 PM

    All i can say is wow….

  2. Nancy • February 1, 2010 @ 4:31 PM

    Ain’t he sweet lookin’? Hahahaha. Do you think he possibly has a drinking problem?

  3. puttputt • February 1, 2010 @ 6:02 PM

    If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball LOL


  4. tributegirl • February 1, 2010 @ 7:25 PM

    aaaah, Nancy, does that mean you have the hots for him too?

  5. Nancy • February 1, 2010 @ 9:39 PM

    Nah Tributegirl, LOL, I’d let Carol take him but he’s too old for her…maybe you, Gypsy?

  6. gypsy • February 2, 2010 @ 12:28 AM

    I’LL PASS NANCY,I like them young to teach, long haired to ride and thick and juicy to eat!Don’t think he meets any of my criteria!hahaha

  7. Nancy • February 2, 2010 @ 1:03 AM

    Hahahaha. Awe, come on…maybe if he had some sugar he’d stay outta trouble.

  8. gypsy • February 2, 2010 @ 2:25 AM

    lmao,good thing I don’t take sugar!!

  9. Nancy • February 2, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

    Well then, I guess no one else has room for this hottie in their lives, Tributegirl…he’s all yours. I mean, you were asking about his availability after all, BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  10. Oscars for "THE HURT LOCKER"=BEST Film • February 2, 2010 @ 11:55 AM

    ??!! WHAT!??!??!

  11. silver • February 2, 2010 @ 2:48 PM

    Despite the chance for the obvious jokes, it really is sad that a person (anyone, not just a celebrity) has such a huge problem with alcohol.

  12. tributegirl • February 2, 2010 @ 9:02 PM

    hahahaha, no thanks, Nancy, I think my life’s a little too full at the moment, guess I’ll have to pass!

  13. Nancy • February 2, 2010 @ 9:46 PM

    Okay then silver, he’s all yours. LOL.

  14. tributegirl • February 3, 2010 @ 9:02 AM

    It’s settled then!

  15. Dan • February 3, 2010 @ 3:29 PM

    what r u girls talking about? he puts robbert pattinson to shame!

  16. gypsy • February 4, 2010 @ 1:37 PM

    Well Dan,Robert ISN’T on my list of things to do either!!lol.

  17. Nancy • February 4, 2010 @ 5:39 PM

    Dan: I know! I already said he’s a “hottie”. LMAO! Love his hair and his big crooked nose. SEXY!!

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