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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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La    

Are u sure that's not one of Earl Hickey's pictures from "My name is Earl"?

1220 days ago
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CastingStones    

Wow, reading all these comments, it is apparent there are a lot of people who have horrible lives, that love to jump on anyone who makes a mistake, and bring them down to their level. My wife and I yell at each other at least once a month, and there was no proof of anything else. (besides being a drunk azz) I can't imagine why people used to get burned at the stake, or why hate crimes happen. I don't see how so many people, have so little to do, that they dwell on talking down about others. Life is too short, Nick, stop drinking, everyone else, spend more time focusing on your own life.

1220 days ago
243.

jalgood    

OMG, Nick fought the Law but the Law won!! what a NICKcompoop

1220 days ago
244.

Kim    

His court date is 5-31....ive already taken a weeks vacation and am going......i love him no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1219 days ago
245.

alice    

Remember that you don't choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it Converse pas cher for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away.

1218 days ago
246.

Cynthia    

He looks like a battered man in the mug shot!

1217 days ago
247.

Gore    

Nicolas Cage is better than everyone here posting. I wish he would hit his hot wife.

1210 days ago
248.

John Egbert    

i... i refuse to believe this. this simply is not true. these are lies and fabrications.

i...

i just...

oh nic why would you do such a thing! :(

1209 days ago
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1170 days ago
251.

Vriska    

How dare you stupid idi8 police officers arrest him!!!!!!!!
He's the epitome of human perfection and his ruggedly handsome appearance doesn't hurt his cause at all
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917 days ago
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