Saturday, January 30, 2010


Elmore Rual, ya'll really need ta cut this stuff out, boy!
(Photo from of a previous arrest.)

By Ed "Tore Up From
The Floor Up"Gauthier

Actor Rip Torn was arrested last night after he allegedly broke into a Connecticut bank with a loaded gun.

Police allegedly found the Men In Black star lying on the floor of the Litchfield Bancorp building clutching a loaded revolver.

Torn (real name Elmore Rual Torn) is said to have been drunk at the time of his arrest, and has been charged with a string of offenses including carrying a pistol without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief.

The actor has previously been in trouble with the law over alcohol-related offenses, including a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in December 2008. At that time was handed probation and ordered to enroll in an alcohol education program.

Torn is currently being held on a $100,000 bond and is due in court on Monday.

Litchfield Bancorp manager Mark E. Macomber told that he does not believe the actor was trying to steal anything from the bank, but thought he was in his own home.

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Would that be a BUI - Banking Under the Influence? So... our ol' buddy Rip usually gets blind drunk and waves a gun around, threatening to rob his own home?! Wow, I'd sure hate to be a house guest at Che Torn on any given weekend!