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Nic Cage -- The Man Hunt for Weston

6/13/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Weston Cage had gone missing last week in the hours before he went off the hinges and had to be subdued by cops ... and the guy who had to beat him down had been sent by Nic Cage to find him.

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The one-man search party was 39-year-old Kevin Villegas (left) -- who worked as an assistant for Nic Cage for the past 5 years. We're told Kevin's primary responsibility was looking after Weston.

But Tuesday, when Weston went M.I.A -- sources tell us Nic dispatched Kevin to track down the 21-year-old and bring him home. Kevin quickly located his target in L.A., but we're told, Weston was resistant and aggressive -- even threatening to rip off Kevin's "Christian f**king head."

0612_weston_fight_video_smallSources tell us Kevin immediately reported the situation to Nic ... who instructed Kevin to call 911. When Weston realized cops were on the way he flipped out and attacked Kevin with the roundhouse kick.

We're told Kevin -- who served with the U.S. military -- feared for his life because Weston is a highly-trained fighter ... and attacked Cage with a flurry of punches.

Cops came and Weston was hospitalized for a mental evaluation. Weston says he may press charges.

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16.

NightOwl    

Now HE took his job seriously!

1175 days ago
17.

NightOwl    

@stargazer: if you actually know the "truth" why don't you tell us? i hate it when people pretend to have the inside info when they're just making assumptions.

1175 days ago
18.

UDntNo    

Could be wrong, don't actually know the background but in what I am reading, am thinking maybe Weston needed some discipline, a spanking or two as a kid, maybe then he would not act the way he does now... just saying... coming across as a severely ill-mannered, ill-behaved, major issue having, spoiled brat!

1175 days ago
19.

tidegirl    

"Christian f**king head" -is he serious?

1175 days ago
20.

pap rat    

Harvey`s Hotdog&peanut butter stand is still sellin this bunk story?Get back on yourt little smokie stand DUDE! and sell some floor fixins

1175 days ago
21.

Bob    

Bring charges for WHAT? The only crimes were him being an ******* and attacking Kevin!

1175 days ago
22.

Damon    

Let this grown A$$ man be a grown A$$ man, and live his own life!

Daddy needs to let go; let him make his own mistakes and suffer the consequences!

Stop codelling him!

1175 days ago
23.

jpierce26    

Obviously there is more to this story. So Weston had to go blow off some steam for a couple of days. That would be ok, but obviously there was a reason that Nick sent this guy after Weston. There won't be any charges filed because Weston was the agressor. This wasn't self defense. Also, if Weston is a trained fighter, how come he was the one laying on the ground with his head hanging off the curb? Also another thing that worries me. This guy that was sent to locate Weston was sent to find, not apprehind, so yea, I would be really mad if someone tried to call the cops on me for just trying to get away from everyone for a while. This whole thing got way out of hand.

1175 days ago
24.

Cape    

Um, Cage sent a man to bring his 21 year old son home.
21 year old son. Adult. As in no longer has to do what daddy says.
I can tell you now that if one of my parents sent a buffoon after me as an adult, to take me home, I would have kicked his
a s s too.
What right does this man have to track down and order a 21 year old man around? What right does Cage have to force his adult son to go anywhere against his wishes? I hope the kid does press charges against this goon of his fathers. If the kid is mentally ill, ok, let Cage prove it and get conservatorship,legally, not just send a random goon to "Bring him home". If he was 15, yes. 21, WTF?
I have this weird quirk.. I believe in freedom and the right of an adult to be treated like one.

1175 days ago
25.

Big Jim Slade    

Weston: "Oh yeah, I'm pressing charges."

Nic: "If you do, no more allowance."

= No charges

1175 days ago
26.

Janniel    

Not sure what really happened between Kevin and Weston yet.

What was disturbing is seeing all of the people moving in to take video and pics. Also the giggling boys in the background were kind of pitiful as well.

1175 days ago
27.

hhm71    

You have to be a highly skilled fighter to walk around looking like a douche bag and survive.

1175 days ago
28.

Jerry    

How pathetic..... These days, any time something happens, people rush to the incident to video.... Not to help break up the fight. This generation is sickening.

1175 days ago
29.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Both parents are models of stability.

1175 days ago
30.

Jon    

Great job raising that kid Nick. He's a real success story. You should have had your employee find him and then call the cops.

1175 days ago
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