Rip Torn pleads not guilty to criminal trespass, gun charges


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Rip Torn entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in a Connecticut court on charges related to a Jan. 29 arrest for allegedly breaking into a Salisbury, Conn., bank branch, thinking it was his home.

The ‘Men in Black’ actor, who won an Emmy for ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ is charged with criminal trespass, carrying a gun without a permit, carrying a gun while intoxicated, burglary and criminal mischief.


Torn, who police said was carrying a loaded gun at the time, took off his boots and hat and placed them by the door of the bank branch before entering. A window on the bank had been broken.

Torn’s home is indeed near the bank, but ...

Torn, who has struggled for years with alcohol problems, went into rehab Feb. 2 after making bail; he’s since transferred to an outpatient program, his attorney said Tuesday in court.

Torn will remain free on $100,000 bond; his next court appearance is set for April 27.

-- Chrsitie D’Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.