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Child Abuse Investigation In Nic Cage Arrest

4/25/2011 6:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A child abuse detective was called in to investigate Nic Cage on the night of his drunken arrest -- after a witness told police he saw Cage pull his 5-year-old son to the ground during an alcohol-fueled argument with his wife ... this according to the New Orleans PD.

Nicolas Cage Child Abuse

According to the police report, Cage's wife Alice told police she and Nic had been arguing on the night of April 15 "due to his intoxicated state"  ... when they went to pick up their son from a friend's house.  FYI -- Alice was in the driver's seat.

Alice told cops ... she and Nic continued to argue until they arrived at their home -- at which point she claims, "Mr Cage fell while holding their son. The fall caused the 5 year old to suffer a minor abrasion to his left knee."

But a witness told cops a slightly different story -- saying he saw "Mr. Cage pull the male child to the ground by his hand."

According to the report, "A child abuse detective was notified."

Cops say they wanted to interview Cage's son -- but Alice wouldn't let that happen.

As for Cage, cops described him as "hysterical" and "irrational" when they interviewed him after the incident.

TMZ broke the story -- Cage was eventually arrested for domestic abuse and disturbing the peace after he allegedly grabbed his wife earlier in the evening.

 

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Clayton Ziegler    

First!!!!!!!

1223 days ago
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Clayton Ziegler    

witness is lying...Nic Cage too cool fo dat

1223 days ago
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LOL    

it says"pull his 5 year old son..."

1223 days ago
4.

Brien    

It's always helpful when the battered spouse collaborates the perp's account.

1223 days ago
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Mark Proctor    

B.S. Another Prosecutor making a name for themselves.

1223 days ago
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Gatanegra    

Why wouldn't his wife let the cops speak to their child? If he did nothing wrong, there's nothing to hide.

1223 days ago
7.

John 8:32    

"Could someone please put NIC... back in his "CAGE!!"

1223 days ago
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Old Broad in OH    

What a drunken mess this guy is. Nice to see his wife is protecting her meal ticket.

1223 days ago
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Made it Past 27    

wow this is getting sadder and sadder. he needs rehab bad!!!

1223 days ago
10.

heather    

Since when are you allowed to refuse to cooperate with a child abuse investigation?

1223 days ago
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Muppet    

OMG this is just media spin to make the man look bad. Is this another actor that TMZ doesn't like? Just like Mel Gibson? Seems funny how they tear these guys down yet uphold Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen!! We all know they are in love with Lindsay Lohan because well she's female and there's a bunch of horny boys at TMZ and they hate Mel Gibson because well...once again they think Oksana is hot and ..yep you guessed it, they're a bunch of horny boys at TMZ that would love to get with Oksana. They love Charlie because they all want to be him, banging hookers and thinking they're cool...why? Oh geez do I need to repeat it again? They're a bunch of horny boys at TMZ. *sigh* It really is getting THAT obvious Harvey.

1223 days ago
12.

Username    

No way is Nic wired this way (abusing his kid).
Someone is looking to make some money off the likes of tmz with this spin.

1223 days ago
13.

Linda    

Leave Nic alone . He is not a child abuser. What happened was a accident. I could see it if he was hitting a child while he was drinking. It sounds like someone is trying to make a story to sell the story.

1223 days ago
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clintharless53    

Mr. Cage, I know you have problems in life at this time. We all have troubles. You can pull out of this. Your wife loves , protects you, Lucky guy. I am a single parent, do not get upset of people calling Child Protection. Greet them say your side, it is your word that wins. To many hates in this world. Look at Rebecca Black. A nobody who over night is sombody - all the HATERS came out.

1223 days ago
15.

stu    

this tax cheat "lost it" on 4/15!

1223 days ago
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