'Drunk' Nicolas Cage Arrested

He's charged in New Orleans after loud argument with his wife
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2011 2:52 PM CDT
This booking photo released by Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Nicolas Cage Saturday.   (AP Photo/Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – Bad night for Nic Cage: He got arrested in New Orleans after a loud and drunken argument with his wife—and then police, reports TMZ. The chain of events, from police, TMZ, and AP: Cage and his wife began arguing on the sidewalk in front of a home in the French Quarter. He insisted it was the home they were renting, and she disagreed. Things got loud, and Cage began hitting cars. He also reportedly grabbed his wife's arm and tried to get into a taxi.

Police arrived, and Cage, ever so wisely, began yelling at them. "Why don't you just arrest me?" he shouted, according to TMZ sources who described him as "very drunk." So arrest him they did. He is charged with domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness. It looks like he also spent the night in jail before being released today on $11,000 bond.

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