Actor Rip Torn Gets Court Date For Burglary Charge

Rip Torn on February 11, 2009 Rip Torn on February 11, 2009

Actor Elmore “Rip” Torn will appear before a Connecticut judge again, this time to face allegations he broke into a bank with a loaded gun while intoxicated.

The 78-year-old Salisbury resident is scheduled to be arraigned on burglary and firearm charges Monday in Bantam Superior Court.

State police say Torn was arrested Friday night after authorities found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp in Salisbury with a loaded revolver.

The “Men in Black” actor was held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Last year, Torn was given probation in a Connecticut drunken driving case and granted permission to enter an alcohol education program. He also has two previous drunken driving arrests in New York.

According to a New York Post source, the actor thought the bank he broke into was his home. The source claims that the 78-year-old actor was so intoxicated that he had no idea he was inside a bank.

A spokesman for Torn did not return phone calls.