Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn appeared in court on Monday morning, disheveled and bearded, the Register Citizen reports, and by Tuesday, he is expected to be in a New York alcohol rehab facility.
Torn was arrested on Friday evening after drunkenly breaking into a Connecticut bank while carrying a loaded revolver, according to a statement from police. He was in custody through the weekend, the Register reports. On Monday, his lawyer argued that he did not brandish the weapon.
Torn is a resident of the small Connecticut town where the incident took place.
When he appeared in court on Monday, he did not enter a plea and his attorney said he would be able to post his $100,000 bond Monday. He is due back in court on Feb. 17.
Drunken misbehavior is nothing new to the 78-year-old actor. -- He was convicted of drunken driving in 2008, pleaded guilty to being ability-impaired in 2007, and was acquitted by a jury in a 2004 drunken driving case, according to The Register Citizen.
After his 2008 conviction, he avoided jail time by agreeing to attend a state-approved weekend substance abuse program, according to the paper.
For this latest incident, Torn was charged with burglary in the 1st degree, criminal mischief in the 3rd degree, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, trespassing in the 1st degree and possession of a firearm without a permit, and is being held on a $100,000 bond.