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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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16.

PRO US    

Cab driver will have a convenient memory lapse or disappear. Wife doesn't want to press charges. Cage will be found to have suffered an unfortunate side effect of some prescription drug like Ambien. (Not his fault.)A sum of money will be anonymously donated to the Policeman's Other Ball or other NO "charity".

Nic Cage's lawyer: "He isn't the droid you're looking for."

NO D.A.: "He isn't the droid we're looking for."

Nic Cage's lawyer: "He can go about his business."

NO D.A.: Nic Cage's lawyer: "He can go about his business."

Nic Cage's lawyer: "Move along."

NO D.A.: "Move along."

1235 days ago
17.

Truth    

FROM ALICE KIM CAGE'S (27YRS OLD) IMDB:

"Met Nicolas Cage at a sushi bar where she was working as a waitress. Stepmother of Weston Cage. Mother, with Nicolas Cage, of a son, Kal-el Coppola Cage, born October 3, 2005 in New York City."

DAYUMMM, SHE MET THE DUDE AT AGE 20 THEN HAD A KID A YR LATER. A WAITRESS, NO DOUBT... TYPICAL WAITRESS MEETS RICH DUDE STORY WHICH NEVER WORKS OUT IN THE END.

1235 days ago
18.

Sara    

I could totally see the altercation

"C'mon trolls arrest me the Warlock will save me. I stole the Declaration of Independence, I know Angelina Jolie's Dad!"

1235 days ago
19.

CA Girl    

He's just another drunk, loser guy who pushes his wife around when he gets drunk. Nothing special about him AT ALL, but he may be attempting a comeback of sorts using the "Idiots Training Guide for Winning" by C. Estevez.

1235 days ago
20.

Julie    

What a dumbass! Why didn't he just go home? Idiot.

1235 days ago
21.

dube blu    

hey charlie, this is what a real warlock looks like. you're just a troll living amongst warlocks, dragons & castles. do you see how udderly stupid you sound talking this nonsense. probebly sounded cool when you were super duper high, but when that buzz wore off, you continued to carry out the lingo, & now you sound like a 12 year old boy who is a sissy & plays dungens & dragons in your parents basement. your an after school special chuckels, lmao.

1235 days ago
22.

herpes of the eye    

that does'nt sound like domestic abuse... It was more likely, where the F**K is the limo? ..you cheap bastard moment... the cops probably wanted to make it sound worse then it was just to get Nick back for daring them to arrest him. One thing you know in New Orleans is you don't mess with the cops. they're like the cops in mexico down there.

1235 days ago
23.

kimd    

Doesn't one have to have their eyes open in a mug shot? How else can you tell the color of them? Just asking.

1235 days ago
24.

Anya    

what an azzhole!

1235 days ago
25.

BetterThanYou    

I wish I were rich and famous so that I could experience that same sense of inner-peace and contentment that Nic Cage, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan experience every day of their lives.

1235 days ago
26.

beau     

thats what people do in N O get drunk!

1235 days ago
27.

Lorraine    

Say it isn't so....I love that guy!!

1235 days ago
28.

Sara    

BetterThanYou less than a minute ago

I wish I were rich and famous so that I could experience that same sense of inner-peace and contentment that Nic Cage, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan experience every day of their lives.

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Inner-peace and contentment AWESOME such winners hahaha

1235 days ago
29.

botflyguy    

Turn to the right!!

1235 days ago
30.

Red Ruffansore    

So Nicky boy, you assumed your feces had a delicate and pleasant bouquet? Daring a cop to arrest you....hey that's their job description. Brilliant.

1235 days ago
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