RIP TORN THOUGHT THE BANK WAS HIS HOUSE

Now it makes some sense. A highly inebriated (twice the legal limit) Rip Torn, 78, was found wandering around inside a Connecticut bank with a loaded gun in his pocket and his fly unzipped. Officers who came in response to the bank alarm found shoes and a hat by the back door, and broken glass next to the door. Torn didn’t understand why troopers showed up to arrest him and put him in handcuffs and kept asking WHY they were taking him away. Here’s the deal: The “Men in Black” star had been drinking at a bar near his home (he walks, since his DUI) and he was so wasted when he left that he mistook the bank for his house. The bank DOES look like a home – it’s in a two story colonial house with an attic. Torn took off his hat and boots at the back door and when his key wouldn’t work, he broke the glass to get in. When troopers arrived he still thought he was at home! He was charged with trespassing, burglary, and firearms counts, after spending the weekend in jail. Last we heard he’s off to rehab.

Posted by Janet on February 2, 2010

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  1. By Jasper's Goat
    On February 2, 2010 at

    This is so sad, yet hilarious. I hope the late night stand-up guys and SNL do a skit on this. Sorry, but I’m rotflmao.

  2. By Village
    On February 2, 2010 at

    Somehow, this gives me hope for my old age.

  3. By biscuit
    On February 2, 2010 at

    If he got this out of his mind drunk, then this is a sad situation, as he must be a full blown alcoholic.

    If you can picture him really thinking it was his house and taking off his boots and hat, then it is really funny.

    FUNNY WON OUT – BY A LANDSLIDE.

  4. By Reta
    On February 2, 2010 at

    What a sad, pitiful way to wind up at that age and after a successful, long, acting career. To go out known as a huge joke and a raging drunk! Classic!

  5. By cal
    On February 2, 2010 at

    must have been one hell of a bender!!

  6. By captain america
    On February 3, 2010 at

    you ever wondered why so many people are jobless today?

  7. By willow
    On February 3, 2010 at

    It sure looks like a house to me,and I’m not
    drunk!!

  8. By hell0
    On February 3, 2010 at

    It does look like a house. Do you have a picture of his house and the bank to make a valid point. If so he won’t sound crazy after all.

  9. By Joey
    On February 3, 2010 at

    Last time I went to his house,he gave me a free toaster.

  10. By E
    On February 4, 2010 at

    I don’t buy it. There is recent footage of him being arrested drunk on some TruTV show; and he was all arrogance, “You can’t arrest me! You can’t make it stick!” And they couldn’t — he was clearly inebriated well past the limit so he must have friends in high places. I would feel sorry for him, but unlike many substance abusers, this guy is just a self-entitled jerk.

  11. By funny
    On February 7, 2010 at

    LOL, I did that once when I was 18, bombed off my but and went in a house I thought was home, went to the bathroom then sat in a chair. These two old ladies came downstairs screaming, Scared me half to death.

  12. By Casonia..Hells kitchen is hard to watch for many americans and people are not used to hearing that type of talk and it hurts there sweet little hearts..Elisa please mess up next week! Paul rise like cream to the top and blast there ass out of the sky?
    On September 15, 2011 at

    Poor baby is going throw so much and wonder what stress and tention and hurt he has suffered? What is going on with this man and hope he is going to get the help he needs and well wishes to him.

  13. By Casonia..Hells kitchen is hard to watch for many americans and people are not used to hearing that type of talk and it hurts there sweet little hearts..Elisa please mess up next week! Paul rise like cream to the top and blast there ass out of the sky?
    On September 15, 2011 at

    He could had took a taxi home instead..It is not like he can’t afford it or something? He must be under alot of stress and worried about work not coming his way.

  14. By Casonia..Hells kitchen is hard to watch for many americans and people are not used to hearing that type of talk and it hurts there sweet little hearts..Elisa please mess up next week! Paul rise like cream to the top and blast there ass out of the sky?
    On September 15, 2011 at

    He has to be depressed over something or frustrated about something and…I really hope that he gets the help he needs and…And address the issues at hand… But it has to be really hard getting old in Holly wood… Sooner or later the phone stop ringing and your over the Hill and no one is calling you for work and taxes takes it tolls and pressure is applied to this man.

  15. By Casonia..Hells kitchen is hard to watch for many americans and people are not used to hearing that type of talk and it hurts there sweet little hearts..Elisa please mess up next week! Paul rise like cream to the top and blast there ass out of the sky?
    On September 15, 2011 at

    I like his movies in the pass and always looked at him as bringing something to the table as far as creative thoughts and feelings. If he is not working it is a waste of Talent that is incredible!

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