Rip Torn Thought Bank Was Home: Lawyer

Actor was so drunk he took off hat, boots in lobby
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2010 9:04 AM CST
Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn, appears in Bantam Superior Court in Bantam, Conn. Monday Feb. 1, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jim Shannon, Pool)
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(Newser) – When Rip Torn broke into a bank Friday night, he was so drunk he thought he was in his own home and had even taken off his hat and boots and left them by the door, his lawyer said yesterday. "Obviously, he wasn't there intending to commit a crime," he added—even though the actor had a loaded gun. The attorney says Torn, 79, will start rehab in New York as early as today, PopEater reports.

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