Gun Wielding Rip Torn Knocks Over Bank in Alcohol Fueled Heist

by The Discovering Alcoholic on January 30, 2010

Now that’s a headline! Actually though, what really happened is a pathetically intoxicated and disoriented Rip Torn broke into the lobby of a bank while carrying a loaded firearm in his possession. When described that way it becomes just another post for the TDA Stupid Drunk Tricks file. You can get the whole story here at The Register Citizen, which is the local paper of the county in Connecticut where the crime occurred.

He’s a great actor with a very long career, but IMHO Elmore “Rip” Torn has already been given one too many chances escaping justice in multiple DUI and drunken incidents. It’s time to put this recalcitrant drunk who has shown no desire for recovery into jail before he hurts someone innocent. I thought about embedding this video of a drunk Rip Torn under arrest with this story, but have become so disgusted after reading how many chances this guy has been given because of his wealth and fame that I need a break. So instead, I’ll highlight a much more intelligent and sober actor that also starred in one of Rip Torn’s funnier movies- please enjoy, Agent Frank the Pug from MIB II.

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