A drunk Nicolas Cage was arrested in the New Orleans French Quarter Saturday for domestic abuse, public drunkenness, and disturbing the peace. Cage and his wife were reported to be arguing very loudly about whether or not they were in fact in front of the home they rented. According to the police report, he was very intoxicated and grabbed his wife, Alice Kim, by the arm and dragged her toward the house. Kim stated she did not complain about being abused and she didn’t want her husband to be arrested and sent to jail. During the incident, Nicolas Cage began yelling and banging on cars and taxis and tried to leave in a taxi. A police officer asked him to stop. Cage then began yelling at the officer and taunting him. Cage was immediately charged and booked.
Nicolas Cage owns property in New Orleans and visits often while shooting films or simply just visiting the city. Is said to behind on his taxes and owes $6.7 million from 2008 alone. Prior to his arrest, Cage has been selling his homes and a lot of belongings for money to pay what he owes to the IRS. He has also filed a suit against his former business manger for $20 million. He blames the business manager for the bad financial decisions made that cause him to now owe the IRS big money.
Nicolas Cage was released yesterday on bond. Dog the Bounty Hunter, who’s real name is Duane Chapman, posted Cage’s bail.