Cuba Gooding Jr.'s "Hit and Run"
The actor is a wanted man in New Orleans following an early-morning bar brawl.
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is now a wanted man after allegedly shoving a female bartender early yesterday morning. The New Orleans Police Department has issued a warrant for the star’s arrest following a bar fight in the city’s French Quarter. According to authorities, Gooding was at the Old Absinthe House when he became angry with fans and then pushed the bartender twice. The unidentified female bartender told police that the actor came into the bar with a group of people around 3am. Shorty after arriving, Gooding became "very aggravated" with other people in the bar who recognized him and wanted to take some photos. The bartender says she then approached the actor asking him to calm down, but instead he was "pushing her away with an open hand." A bar employee then called 911, and Gooding fled the scene—but not before allegedly pushing the bartender again. The Oscar-winner was presumed to be intoxicated, and now has a misdemeanor battery warrant issued in his name. Neither Gooding or his representatives have yet commented.