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Drunk Hollywood star captured by police

01 February 2010 [11:26] - TODAY.AZ
Police found him wielding a loaded revolver in a ‘highly intoxicated’ state wandering around inside the Litchfield Bancorp in Salisbury, Connecticut.
The Emmy winning actor had smashed a window at the back of the building but did not try to steal anything, police said.

‘Troopers gained entry into the building and immediately confronted the male and took him into custody,’ a state police spokesman said. ‘He was in possession of a loaded revolver,’

Torn, 78, is due to appear in court today charged with burglary, criminal mischief, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, trespass and possession of a firearm without a permit. He was held overnight on a £63,000 bond.

Torn, whose real name in Elmore Torn, has starred in scores of films and television shows over six decades. He won an Emmy for The Larry Sanders Show in 1992 and was nominated for an Oscar for Cross Creek in 1983.

Most recently he has starred in NBC comedy 30 Rock as the fictional head of the network.

In December 2008 he was arrested for drink driving after police spotted him driving his battered Subaru erratically with a Christmas tree strapped to the roof.

In 2004 he was arrested in New York after crashing his car into a taxi while allegedly drunk but he was found not guilty despite launching into a rant at police.

He was once asked if he thought volatile people made good actors.

He replied: ‘What do they say about all the guys that are tremendous actors?

‘Don’t they say they have a volatile temper and emotions? Yeah, sure they do.’


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