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Drunken Nicolas Cage Arrested, But Bailed Out by Dog the Bounty Hunter

A "heavily intoxicated" Nicolas Cage, jailed until Dog the Bounty Hunter swooped to his rescue, was charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace.

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By Kirwan Gray

04/17/11

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Nicolas Cage, the hard-charging actor popular for his work in Wild at Heart, Moonstruck, Leaving Las Vegas, and dozens of other films, was arrested Saturday morning in New Orleans on charges of domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. According to People magazine, a New Orleans Police Department report said that Cage had an argument in the French Quarter with wife Alice Kim, and “grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her” during the argument over the address of a rental where they were staying. “At that point, an officer who had been flagged down by onlookers drove up on the couple, immediately observed that Cage was heavily intoxicated and ordered him out of the cab, which prompted Cage to start yelling.The officers subsequently took Cage to Central Lock-up.” And just to keep this story strange, Cage was bailed out of jail by none other than the semi-legendary Dog the Bounty Hunter. "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," Dog told E!. Who knew these guys were friends?

Financial woes have plagued Cage lately, forcing various real estate fire sales and near-bankruptcies. According to a report at Executive Lifestyle Magazine, “Nicolas Cage run-ins with the law don’t have anything to do with his drug habit, but everything to do with his spending one. The washed up actor found a way to rack up $33 million in real estate investments, an obsession that led to a series of foreclosed homes and bankruptcy. Nicolas Cage’s debt was so appalling that several houses for sale are listed at less than half their market price, while his IRS trouble led to a bank buy at his New Orleans home. And who could forget that his $35 million Bel-Air mansion went into foreclosure and has been listed at a meager $10.5 million.” Cage, who was once married to Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie, is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, and began his career when Coppola hired him for Rumble Fish in 1983.

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