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Nic Cage -- Taunted Police Into Arresting Him

4/16/2011 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources close to Nicolas Cage tell TMZ ... Nic was arrested in New Orleans this morning after daring the police to arrest him following a loud argument with his wife.

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Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Nic was "very drunk" on the streets of N.O. when a cab driver saw him loudly arguing with his wife Alice.

We're told the cabbie called the police and said in addition to the screaming and yelling ... he saw Nic grab her.

We're told the police came and told Nic and his wife to just go home. That's when Nic allegedly told cops, "Why don't you just arrest me?" The cops then reiterated that he and his wife should just go home. Cage then repeated his dare to cops.

At that point, police took Nic into custody and charged him with ...domestic abuse and disturbing the peace.

We're also told Nic's wife is not a complaining witness and does not want him charged -- and says there was no physical contact.

UPDATE 10:27 AM PT -- A bond has been set at $11,000.

UPDATE 11:20 AM PT -- Cage has been released.

UPDATE 4/18: Cage's wife has opted to waive her option to get a restraining order against the actor.


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1.

croc    

thats a mug shot?

1200 days ago
2.

aquanet    

He needs a nic Italian girl that will argue right back at him. I can go toe to toe with him in an arguement. Its how we Italians communicate and relieve strees. no hitting allowed though.

1200 days ago
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hellsorderoftheilluminati    

http://youtu.be/Qq3w7qAFXdg

1200 days ago
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Lori    

Well..he's not only a bad actor? He's also STUPID!.

Yea, challenge the cops moron, they were giving you the benefit of the doubt...hope they taz you next time for being an idiot.

1200 days ago
5.

Brimston    

@aquanet Trust me, Korean girls can argue as well as any Italian.

1200 days ago
6.

Sara    

He must be accepting advice from his close personal friend Charlie Sheen. "How to make Headlines: treat your woman bad"

Jerk

1200 days ago
7.

Jim in Cali    

WTF? Nic Cage isn't WINNING.

1200 days ago
8.

cherry    

Lmfaooooooo plz god let there be video of this

1200 days ago
9.

Lori    

O.K. WTF, Am I the only one reporting the fricking SPAMMERS on these stories?

Why aren't they removed?

What is the report button for other than to rid ourselves of these annoying Bullsh*t ads for counterfeit goods?.

Maybe the FBI should be monitoring the gossip sites...bet they could catch and jail a LOT of counterfeiters!

REPORT THE PR*CK SPAMMERS! FREEEEEEEEDOM!!!!!!

1200 days ago
10.

Rob    

Harv, its good to see your working today.

1200 days ago
11.

SMIRKING    

sounds like he's been on a bender for some time now
read:

http://www.gq.com/magazine/toc/201105/jim-nelson-may-2011

1200 days ago
12.

Ozzie X    

Charlie Sheen 2.0

1200 days ago
13.

Cartman    

He must've been pretty damn drunk to talk a cop into arresting him.

1200 days ago
14.

get a life ho    

If he didnt hit her and she's not complaining and there are no marks it will get dropped .,.,.,and should have never been charged in the first place !

what BS .,.,

I can see a drunk in public charge sticking at best

1200 days ago
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Christy    

OK, lets be clear here. If you are drunk in public DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT invite the cops to arrest you...because they will dumbass!

1200 days ago
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