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Nicolas Cage Taunted Police: 'Why Don't You Just Arrest Me?'

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

April 18, 2011

NEW ORLEANS – The erratic actor Nicolas Cage was arrested early Saturday in New Orleans after he loudly argued with his wife – and then taunted police, according to reports.

Cage was charged with one count of domestic abuse and one count of disturbing the peace, according to the gossip website TMZ.com.

Cage and Alice Kim, the actor’s third wife, were on a French Quarter street corner fighting when they were spotted by a cab driver. The driver called police and told investigators that the actor shoved Kim, according to TMZ.

After cops told Cage to go home, the actor allegedly yelled at them “Why don’t you just arrest me?” according to the website.

Moments later, the officers did.

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Mug shot of Nicolas Cage

TMZ ran a photo reportedly of the actor’s mugshot, which shows Cage with his hair askew and his eyes closed.

Cage, 47, married Kim, a former waitress, in 2004. They have a 5-year-old son named Kal-El, Superman’s birth name.

Kim denies that Cage shoved her and does not want her husband charged, TMZ reported. Cage is still in custody and is waiting for a bail hearing.

Cage had previously been married to the actress Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the legendary singer. Cage and Presley filed for divorce in 2002 after only 108 days of marriage.

The quirky actor, known for his halting delivery and unusual choice of roles, has commanded more than $20 million a movie, yet has teetered near bankruptcy for years.

Banks foreclosed on several of his homes, and he was forced to sell both a castle he owned in Germany and a $7 million private island in the Bahamas.

Two of his troubled properties – including one mansion dubbed “The Most Haunted House in America” – were in New Orleans, where Cage has filmed several movies. It was not clear why he was in Louisiana at the time of his arrest.

Cage most recently starred in “Season of the Witch” and “Drive Angry,” two flops at the box office.

Though he once received critical acclaim – and an Academy Award – for edgy films like “Leaving Las Vegas,” most of his recent career choices have tended toward mainstream fare like the “National Treasure” series and several comic book adaptations like “Ghost Rider.”


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    GodblessTexas

    about 3 years ago

    156 Comments

    I guess you could say his freedom was "Gone in 60 seconds"

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    GodblessTexas

    about 3 years ago

    156 Comments

    He tried to "Face Off" with NOPD and lost

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    Catwoman911

    about 3 years ago

    7254 Comments

    What a moron!

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 3 years ago

    6950 Comments

    Good Job by the NOPD... But I must add that eventhough Mr. Cage is going through some issues, I can say to him; "Thank You", for your role in the movie picture; "Navaho Code Talkers". Anyway, his portrail of that of a US Marine Corps Sgt during WWII was noticeable.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    A bump to you brother Jonas.It would seem as though many fifth grade drop outs coke heads and alcoholics appear on the silver screen.Too bad this is the class of people who have assigned themselves to entertain us.Super role models.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 3 years ago

    10922 Comments

    This wasn't his first dance with LE. Guess he'll never learn ......

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    41176 Comments

    Guess he's not smarter than a fifth grader.

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    codebabe5_0

    about 3 years ago

    20056 Comments

    Got his wish! Next time hopefully he'll think before he opens his mouth.

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    46028 Comments

    Bump alexy.

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    darsavmo

    about 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Well I guess NOPD obliged his wishes to be arrested...

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    alexy

    about 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Ask and ye shall recive.....

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    T_9

    about 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Nice!

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    helen23

    about 3 years ago

    110 Comments

    this is great...a high paid actor got what he deserved for pushing his wife..he got arrested and had a chance to cool off...alcohol and tempers do not mix. I like the actor but if he deserved to be arrested then he got what he deserved...WTG NOPD!!!!

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    CITYPATROL1099

    about 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Good job NOPD!

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    Gunns

    about 3 years ago

    5224 Comments

    Tee hee. Nicholas Cage is broke.

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