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Rip Torn Pleads Guilty to Trespass, Firearm Charges in Conn. Break-in

Rip Torn (Mug Shot)
Rip Torn Pleads Guilty To Trespass, Firearm Charges In Conn. Break-in
Rip Torn (AP Photo, file)

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (CBS/AP) Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from allegations he broke into a Connecticut bank while drunk and armed.

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The "Men in Black" actor was arrested in January after police found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp with a loaded revolver.

State's attorney David Shepack says the 79-year-old actor pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and the illegal carrying of a firearm.

Torn was given a 2 1/2-year suspended sentence and three years of probation. Conditions include a ban on firearm possession and random drug and alcohol tests.

A defense attorney says Torn is thankful no one was injured and he didn't end up in jail.

The actor, whose real name is Elmore Rual Torn, has appeared on the television show "30 Rock" and won an Emmy in 1996 for his work on "The Larry Sanders Show." Along with "Men in Black," his recent movie credits include "The Insider" and "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."