Dog the Bounty Hunter bails out Nicolas Cage after New Orleans domestic abuse arrest
Nicolas Cage got a little help from an unlikely friend after Duane Chapman, a.k.a. Dog the Bounty Hunter bailed him out of a New Orleans jail following the actor's arrest Saturday night. And here we thought Dog only took people to jail.
Cage was arrested early Saturday morning after he got drunk in the French Quarter and got into an argument with his wife, Alice over the address of the home they were renting in the city. Cops showed up when the couple got into a shouting match in front of a house that Cage said they were renting, but his wife disagreed, so he grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her to the building, the AP reports. He also started hitting cars in the area and tried to get into a cab, but police ended up arresting him after the actor dared them to.
Nic was booked on charges of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness, and was released on $11,000 bond Saturday. Alice reportedly didn't want charges filed and said no physical contact was made. The interesting part, though, was who came to the NOPD to bail Nic out.
"I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy," Chpaman told E! News. "I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show. This is what I do for a living. There are two sides of my job: I release my clients after they have been arrested; and pick them up if they don't show up in court. I do not believe the latter will be the case for Mr. Cage."
So this turns out not to be all that exciting: Cage drank too much, got in a fight with his wife in public, got arrested and called a bail bondsman with a TV show to get him out. That'd never pass muster as a sequel to National Treasure.
[Photo: This is Nic's booking photo in New Orleans. It'll be interesting to see if he even remembers this happening. AP]