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Rip Torn Admits Breaking Into Bank With a Gun

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 15th 2010 10:54AM

Rip TornRip Torn has pleaded guilty to breaking into a bank while drunk and carrying a loaded gun. We bet Arthur would never have come up with that crazy idea on 'The Larry Sanders Show.'

Prosecutors say the Emmy-winning Torn pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from the incident that happened earlier this year: Reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and the illegal carrying of a firearm. He was arrested back in January after police found him inside a Bancorp branch in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Torn was given a two-and-half year suspended sentence and three years of probation. Conditions of the sentence include a ban on possessing guns as well as random drug and alcohol tests.

Prosecutors had said Torn was so intoxicated during his bank break-in that he believed he was at home and had left his hat and boots by the door. A lawyer for the 79-year-old actor said his client was thankful no-one had been injured in the incident and that he had been spared a jail term.

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tom kelly

Oh, no! I accidentally voted UP the miserable, ignorant, hateful racist comments by Ron (first page of comments)...and I can't undo it.


December 16 2010 at 8:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tom kelly

Rip, I wish you safety and wellness. Thank you for all the wonderful roles you played over the years.

As for all the shockingly hateful (and WAY off-subject) comments: what is wrong with you people? Many people, as they reach older ages, have issues that make them seem distanced from the good and honorable lives they've lived for decades.

How about a little kindness?
Or is that just too much for you?

December 16 2010 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Now on to business of resurrecting Don Geiss.

December 16 2010 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can't believe comment compared his act to that of a tornado...and said "it couldn't be helped" Really? Are you serious? Geez....some comments are so damn dumb!!! Of course it could've been helped!! Apparently a tornado can't be....but his moronic act sure as hell could've been. Some analogy!
That was second comment posted....after reading it's stupidity, couldn't be bothered reading more. Hope they weren't/aren't all as ignorant.

December 16 2010 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

As does "your kind." Diane Downs, who killed one child and wounded two others; Susan Smith, who drowned her two boys by buckling them into their car seats and driving the car into a lake--and blaming "the black guy;" Ted Bundy, serial killer; John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killers; Andrea Yates who drowned her five babies in the bath tub. Ah, the list of "your people" goes on and on. You come from fine stock.

December 16 2010 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Barry, your comments (not you-because I don't know you), are so silly that they are actually hilarious! Tell me, was it an attempt at levity? I'm a black man and I laughed. Serial killers being associated with intelligence? Blacks sleeping all day? 'Sounds like an old Steppin Fetchit movie.

December 16 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow. Where do all you idiots come from? Race this, race that. Black this,white that.Grow up and get some education you bunch of clueless wonders.

December 16 2010 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Lookin' good there Rip....Nice legacy to leave...

December 16 2010 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You people & the race card. Old white man gets probation, young black man gets 2 years....must be race related, not the fact that the young rapper is a convicted fellon and ANY fellon cought with a gun goes to jail

December 16 2010 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Torn has a criminal record and has been in prison before. Maybe he needs a refresher course.

December 16 2010 at 12:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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