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Emmy-winning actor arrested in armed bank break-in

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This is one of those "are you freaking kidding me?" stories: actor Rip Torn was arrested last night during an armed bank break-in.

Torn was arrested for breaking into the Litchfield Savings Bank in Salisbury, CT., where he lives, after cops responded to an alarm at the bank and found Torn inside, drunk and with a loaded handgun.

Torn is known for many roles including the hilarious talk show producer Arthur ("Artie") on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," and NBC head Don Geist on NBC's "30 Rock." In fact, Torn was nominated for six Emmys for his role on "The Larry Sanders Show," winning the award in 1996. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his "30 Rock" role in 2008.  In all, Torn has been nominated for Emmys nine times and for an Academy Award once (in 1984 for his supporting role in "Cross Creek").   

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

Torn's previous brushes with the law include drunk driving charges in Connecticut and New York.

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Brooke Cain isn't always proud of the number of hours she logs in front of the TV, but her loss of brain cells can be your gain. From reality shows to sitcoms to the more serious stuff, Brooke keeps her DVR smoking so that she can help keep you in the know. Brooke also tweets for Happiness is a Warm TV (you can follow @WarmTV) and updates the blog's Facebook page.