Actor Rip Torn Arrested for Allegedly Breaking Into Connecticut Bank

Published January 30, 2010

| AP

SALISBURY, Conn. -- Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn has been arrested for breaking into a Salisbury bank and carrying a firearm while intoxicated.

Connecticut state police said the 78-year-old Salisbury resident was arrested Friday night after police found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp with a loaded revolver.

The "Men in Black" actor was taken into custody and booked on numerous criminal charges, including burglary and possession of firearm without a permit.

He was held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled for a Monday appearance in Bantam Superior Court.

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.

A spokesman for Torn did not immediately return phone calls.