Rip Torn


Rip Torn is hoping to sew up his latest legal woe with a trip to treatment.

The beleaguered Men in Black star, arrested Friday night in Salisbury, Conn., for allegedly bank-robbing under the influence, is expected to post $100,000 bond later today and then head to a Manhattan clinic to dry out.

Wearing shackles and cowboy boots, the 78-year-old Emmy winner appeared in court this morning on charges of trespassing, possession of a firearm without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, criminal mischief and burglary. He did not enter a plea, though—his arraignment was continued to Feb. 17, a spokeswoman for the Bantam Superior Court tells E! News.

Torn, who has faced multiple DUIs in the past, was busted after entering the bank with a loaded revolver (and, according to police, a loaded liver). But his lawyer says it was all just a big misunderstaning. Honest.

"Obviously, he wasn't there intending to commit a crime," Torn's attorney, A. Thomas Waterfall, told the Hartford Courant, explaining that his client never pointed the gun or held it in a threatening manner.

Whatever. Here's hoping Torn toes the line from now on—we can't take any more of those mug shots.


Speaking of, check out our Mug-Shot Mania photo gallery.

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