Rip Torn Pleads Not Guilty to Bank Break-In Charges
Rip Torn pleaded not guilty to burglary and gun charges related to his Jan. 29 arrest inside a bank after business hours, according to The Associated Press.
State police say Torn broke into the Litchfield Bancorp branch with a loaded gun because he was so intoxicated that he believed the bank was his Salisbury, Conn. home. The Emmy-winning actor, 79, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, carrying a gun without a permit, and carrying a gun while intoxicated.
Rip Torn heading to rehab after arrest
Superior Court Judge James P. Ginocchio allowed Torn to remain free on $100,000 bond as long as the actor stays away from alcohol. Torn, who entered inpatient rehab in early February, recently moved to an outpatient program. "Today we established with the court the excellent strides that Rip has made through his treatment," Torn's attorney, A. Thomas Waterfall, told the AP.
Torn is best known for his roles on The Larry Sanders Show and in the feature film Men in Black. He most recently recurred on 30 Rock as CEO Don Geiss.
Torn is next due in court on April 27.