Saturday, January 30, 2010

Let 'er Rip!

I was all set to post some boring, wonky thing when I heard about this. So this is like the blog version of "Extra! Extra! Extra!" Can you believe this dude? He's seventy-freakin'-nine!

In case you missed it, here is a report from Entertainment Weekly:

"Actor Rip Torn, 79, was arrested Friday night on charges of burglary and criminal trespassing after officials allegedly found him carrying a loaded revolver inside a bank in Salisbury, Conn., according to the Register Citizen newspaper. A police report published on TMZ.com states that Torn used “forced entry” to get inside the bank and was “highly intoxicated” when taken into custody. The actor is being held on a $100,000 cash bond and is set to appear in court on Feb. 1. A rep for Torn did not immediately respond to requests for comment."

I've always loved this guy but I guess he decided he wasn't going to be forgotten by anyone. (The mugshot was from a previous transgression.)

9 comments:

fenway said...

Feeling 79 is not so old . . .

Hankster said...

Salisbury is the next town south of Sheffield, where I graduated high school. William F Buckley always has a weekend home in Sharon, the next town over. It ain't Warren.

Not all that bright robbing a bank in the small town in which you live. If he worked at Goldman Sachs he could have done it without a gun. I suspect mental problems either untreated or unsuccessfully treated.

Rip took WIllie Sutton's advice.

The Other DBlank said...

I'm sure the Men in Black must have wiped out his memory, causing such a trangression.

AY said...

Not surprised. This is the guy who hit Norman Mailer with a hammer. He didn't like the way Mailer was directing the film (can't recall which one). Mailer then bit RT's ear. Whatta dope!

Anonymous said...

How sad

warrenout said...

. Can you say hello my name is drunk.The bottle let him down. Maybe a case of the brown bottle flu or too much vodka lotka.

Gaga said...

I have no problem with Rip taking a hammer to Mailer,but the bank jobs a surprise.

In other celeb news, I feel the streets are alot safer now that Tiger is in rehab. Also,thanks J.D. for the other DB,Holden,Franny&Zoe

Birdman said...

In the immortal words of Dean Wormer. "fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life". I just didn't know you had to remind a 79 year-old man of this truism. Mug shot worse than Glen Campbell's but much better than Nick Nolte's.

jb said...

This reminds me of a line by Curly of the Three Stooges..."I was thinking but nothing happened."