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Rip Torn Fully Loaded: "Men in Black" Star Broke Into Bank Drunk with Loaded Gun, Say Conn. Cops

(New York State Police)
LITCHFIELD, Conn. (CBS/AP) Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn has a date with a Connecticut judge Monday as he faces allegations that he broke into a bank with a loaded gun while drunk.

Photo: Rip Torn's 2006 drunk driving mug shot.

State police say the 78-year-old "Men in Black" star was arrested Friday night after authorities found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp in Salisbury with a loaded revolver.

Torn was held in lieu of $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on burglary and firearm charges in Bantam Superior Court, about an hour northwest of Hartford.

This is not Torn's first tangle with the law. Last year, Torn was given probation in a Connecticut drunken driving case and granted permission to enter an alcohol education program. He also has two previous drunken driving arrests in New York.

A spokesman for Torn did not return phone calls.

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