Rip Torn Arrested For Alleged Bank Break-In
First Published: January 30, 2010 6:00 PM EST Credit: WireImage
SALISBURY, Conn. -- Rip Torn was arrested on Friday night for an alleged break-in attempt at a Connecticut bank, the state police department confirmed to Access Hollywood.
According to a statement from state police, the actor, whose real name is Elmore Torn, was charged with carrying a firearm without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, first-degree trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief following an alleged forced entry at a Litchfield Bancorp building in Salisbury, Conn. His alleged break-in set off an alarm at approximately 9:42 PM and he was arrested shortly thereafter when troopers from Connecticut State Police Troop B arrived on the scene.
Police further stated that Torn was in possession of a loaded revolver at the time of the arrest.
He was held on a $100,000 bail and is scheduled for a February 1 court date.
A rep for the star did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Access.
The arrest was not his first — he has faced a number of DUI charges, including a December 2008 arrest that produced a now infamous, wild-haired mug shot.
The Oscar-nominated actor, best known for his role as Artie on “The Larry Sanders Show,” has most recently appeared on screen on NBC’s “30 Rock” as Don Geiss, the boss of Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), and in the films “Happy Tears” and “August.”
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