Remember when Rip Torn allegedly tried to rob a bank while drunk a few weeks ago? Well he just might get away with it.
Torn’s lawyer, Tom Waterfall, told TMZ that in his drunken state, Torn believed he was in his own house. Follow the link for the story, and you can see from the picture that the defense isn’t completely insane. The bank actually looks like a house. They have obvious differences, but the defense will argue that it’s reasonable Torn couldn’t tell them apart.
What’s more is that Torn actually went to sleep in the bank, and when the police arrived, he asked what they were doing in his house.
Of course, Torn was carrying a loaded weapon, so there may still be charges. Waterfall told TMZ he’s hoping the judge will be lenient, though, since Torn is in rehab.