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Nicolas Cage out on $11,000 bail after New Orleans arrest

April 16, 2011 |  1:51 pm

Alice Kim and Nicolas Cage, who was arrested in New Orleans on a charge of domestic abuse battery Nicolas Cage was arrested Friday in New Orleans on a domestic abuse charge after an allegedly drunken argument with his wife, Alice Kim, about whether the French Quarter residence they were standing in front of was in fact their rental. On Saturday, police released more details about the arrest.

During the couple's fight, a New Orleans Police Dept. spokesman said, Cage allegedly grabbed Kim by the upper arm and pulled her toward the house that he insisted -- and she disagreed -- was their rental. The "Drive Angry 3D" star, 47, then started hitting parked cars on the street and tried to get into a cab, police said, until an officer who'd been flagged down by onlookers told him to get out of the taxi.

Cage then challenged officers to arrest him, TMZ first reported, ultimately getting his wish.

Nicolas Cage booking photo after he was arrested in New Orleans The "Leaving Las Vegas" Academy Award winner was booked at 6:33 a.m. CDT Saturday on charges of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. Cage was released from Orleans Parish Prison several hours later on $11,000 bail.

The incident went down on Dumaine Street, WGNO reported. Cage did own the LaLaurie Mansion on Royal Street in the French Quarter for a couple of years before losing it and a Garden District home to foreclosure in 2009. A Bel-Air mansion owned by Cage, which had $18 million in loans against it and was listed for sale at $35 million in 2006, reverted to the lender after a failed bank auction in April 2010; a new owner picked up the 11,871-square-foot digs for a mere $10.5 million last November.

Hey, at least he didn't break into a quaint-looking bank, thinking it was home sweet home.

Cage, who according to IMDb currently makes in the neighborhood of $6 million to $7.5 million per live-action film, is due in court May 31.

Kim is the actor's third wife (Patricia Arquette was No. 1 and Lisa Marie Presley was No. 2). Cage and Kim married in 2004 and have a son, Kal-El, born in 2005. Weston Cage, the actor's 20-year-old son with Christina Fulton, wrote and performed the title track for dad's "Drive Angry."


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photos, from top: Alice Kim and Nicolas Cage at the hand and footprints ceremony for producer Jerry Bruckheimer in Hollywood in May 2010; Cage in a booking photo released Saturday by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. Credits:Mario Anzuoni / Reuters; Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office / Associated Press