Rip Torn Admits Breaking Into Bank With a Gun
Rip 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.