Rip Torn Arrested After Breaking Into Connecticut Bank While Hammered and Packing Heat

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Actor Rip Torn was arrested on Friday night for allegedly breaking into a Connecticut bank intoxicated ... and armed with a loaded revolver, obviously.

Torn allegedly forced his way inside the Litchfield Bancorp building, setting off an alarm, state police from the Troop B barracks in North Canaan said.

When the police responded to the alarm around 9:40 p.m. they found Torn "with a loaded revolver and was highly intoxicated," according to officials.

The actor, 78, was taken into custody without incident, and is being held there on a $100,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Rip Torn Mug Shot

This Rip Torn mug shot is actually from his previous drunk driving arrest in N.Y. State. Still, it's an all-time classic. Look at this guy! Dude, take it easy. Yeesh.

Authorities say Rip will be 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. Who does this guy think he is, DMX?

He had two previous drunken driven charges against him in New York.

He was acquitted in a 2004 case and, in a second drunk driving case (see above), he pleaded guilty in 2007 to a lesser charge of being ability impaired.

Torn, a resident of Salisbury, Conn., is an award-winning actor in film and theater with more than 50 years of work under his belt. Recently, he has appeared in Dodgeball, August, Happy Tears, The Golden Boys and even TV's 30 Rock.

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What is a guy of his stature and age (regardles of intoxication) think he is doing with stunt like this? He is one of my all-time favorites, but this was stupid, stupid, stupid.

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I am looking at this picture here and it looks like the man is in pain mentally. He looks like he is hurting and drinking seems to be his only way out. He is a great actor and i hope he get help soon.

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