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Rip Torn robs a bank

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Bank robber or drunkard?

Comedian and actor Rip Torn was arrested for breaking into a Connecticut bank.

Bank robber or drunkard?When state police responded to an alarm at the Litchfield Bancorp building they found a "highly intoxicated" Torn passed out on the floor "with a loaded revolver."

Torn allegedly gained entry to the bank through a back window, which was found broken. The bank appeared otherwise untouched and no money or valuables were missing.

Torn was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first degree burglary, first degree criminal trespass and third degree criminal mischief. He is being held on $100,000 cash bond.

But the bank manager believes Torn deserves the benefit of the doubt. Mark E Macomber, President-CEO of Litchfield Bancorp says he doesn't think Torn was trying to steal anything.

In fact, while he called the incident a "serious matter" he said cops believe Torn thought he was laying on his own floor and mistakenly thought he was in his own home.

Macomber says he thinks Torn needs help with his alcohol problem more than anything else -- a problem that has gotten Torn in trouble with the law before. He has two drunk driving incidents in New York and one previously in Connecticut.

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