Nicolas Cage, arrested early yesterday morning in New Orleans, was released within 8 hours, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Apparently, a cabdriver called the police after witnessing a drunken Cage arguing with his wife over their rental address. When the police arrived, Cage got belligerent and yelled “Why don’t you just arrest me?” Needless to say, they obliged, charging him with domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness.
Though the cabbie says he saw Cage grab his wife, Alice will not press charges and claims there was no physical contact. Reality TV “star” Duane “Dog” Chapman — yes, the Bounty Hunter — posted the $11,000 bail. His wife Beth later tweeted, “My guy just walked out of the jail damn new Orleans 8 hours holy cow that’s a lot of time to Process one guy.”