Actor Elmore “Rip” Torn was arrested Friday night for allegedly breaking into a bank, while drunk and armed with a loaded revolver.
The award-winning actor allegedly forced entry into a Litchfield Bancorp building, setting off an alarm, Connecticut state police in North Canaan said today.
When police responded to the alarm around 9:40 p.m. they found Torn “with a loaded revolver and was highly intoxicated,” according to a police news release.
The ‘Dodgeball’ actor is still in custody and being held there on a $100,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear at Bantam Superior Court on February 1, police said.
Torn was 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.
It’s the latest in a alcohol related incidents for Rip. The 78-year-old escaped jail for a December 2008 drunken driving incident.
Before that, he had two previous drunken driven charges against him in New York.
He was acquitted by a jury in a 2004 drunken driving case and, in a second case, pleaded guilty in 2007 to a lesser charge of being ability impaired.