Rip Torn's court date postponed to March

Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn, appears in Bantam Superior Court in Bantam, Conn. Monday Feb. 1, 2010. Torn was so intoxicated when he broke into a Connecticut bank carrying a loaded gun that he thought he was home, taking off his hat and boots and leaving them by the door, according to court records. (AP Photo/Jim Shannon, Pool)

February 17, 2010 8:53:00 AM PST
A judge in Connecticut has postponed actor Rip Torn's next court appearance until March, citing a scheduling conflict. The "Men in Black" actor was to appear in court on Wednesday to enter pleas to burglary and firearms charges.

He is accused of breaking into a bank in his hometown of Salisbury last month with a loaded revolver while intoxicated.

Torn has been in an alcohol rehabilitation program since shortly after his January arraignment. Torn had received probation last year as part of a Connecticut DUI case and also had alcohol-related arrests in New York in the past.

Torn is now due in Litchfield Superior Court on March 9.


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