Rip Torn applies for probation in Conn. break-in

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, actor Rip Torn speaks during a news conference for the movie "Happy Tears" at the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany.

July 13, 2010 12:38:00 PM PDT
Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a felony burglary charge against actor Rip Torn, clearing the way for him to seek special probation that might settle charges that he broke into a bank while drunk and armed in January.