Saturday, January 30, 2010

Drunken Actor Busted Trying to Break Into a Bank

I'm starting to think this guy's got a bit of a drinking problem.
Elmore "Rip" Torn is in trouble with the law (again).

Torn was arrested Friday evening after drunkenly breaking into a Connecticut bank while carrying a loaded revolver, according to a statement from police.

When Connecticut State Police responded to The Litchfield Bancorp, a bank in Salisbury, Conn., they found a broken window in the rear of the building and an intoxicated Torn walking around inside.

Torn is a resident of the small Connecticut town where the incident took place.

Drunken misbehavior is nothing new to the 78-year-old actor -- He was convicted of drunken driving in 2008, pleaded guilty to being ability impaired in 2007, and was acquitted by a jury in a 2004 drunken driving case, according to The Register Citizen.

After his 2008 conviction, he avoided jail time by agreeing to attend a state-approved weekend substance abuse program, according to the paper.

For this latest incident, Torn was charged with burglary in the 1st degree, criminal mischief in the 3rd degree, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, trespassing in the 1st degree and possession of a firearm without a permit, and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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