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Nicolas Cage (Mug Shot): Actor arrested in New Orleans after arguing with wife, say cops

Nicolas Cage in a booking photo following his arrest Saturday, April 16, 2011, in New Orleans.
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
Nicolas Cage (Mug Shot): Actor arrested in New Orleans after arguing with wife, say cops
Nicolas Cage in a booking photo following his arrest in New Orleans
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

(CBS/WWL/AP) NEW ORLEANS - Nicolas Cage was arrested in early Saturday after a drunken scuffle caught the attention of officers in the French Quarter, according to the New Orleans Police Dept.

The Academy Award-winning actor, who is filming the movie "Medallion" in the city, was booked into Orleans Parish Prison at 6:33 a.m. New Orleans police confirmed the actor's arrest after being inundated with phone calls from celebrity and national news organizations, reports CBS affiliate WWL.

He was arrested after "getting drunk last night in the French Quarter and arguing in the street with his wife," said a statement from NOPD spokesman Officer Garry Flot.

"Around 11:30 p.m. last night Cage was arguing with his wife in the 600 block of Dumaine Street. He and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address. There were no visible signs of injury on his wife's arm."

Cage, 47, became enraged and began pounding on several vehicles, according to police, after the argument with his third wife Alice Kim, WWL reports.

"An officer who had been flagged down by on-lookers drove up on the couple, immediately observed that Cage was heavily intoxicated, and ordered him out of the cab, which prompted Cage to start yelling," said Flot.

Shortly after, police took the actor into custody and transported him into Central Lock-Up. He was charged with domestic battery and disturbing the peace, according to the sheriff's office website.

The incident isn't Cage's first running in with the law in New Orleans. In March, Cage had to be escorted out of Stella!, the popular French Quarter bistro, after getting into fight inside the restaurant, according to multiple reports. NOPD reportedly had to remove the actor from the restaurant. A window was broken in the incident, though no charges were filed.

Cage was released from OPP after posting an $11,000 bond. He has a hearing to show cause on May 31.

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