Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans early Saturday morning and charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace (mugshot here), a story that I’m sure FilmDrunk will be all too happy to tell you about. Cage was intoxicated and arguing with his wife about which house they were renting when police officers showed up; it remains unclear whether or not Cage was holding a doll and shouting, “HOW’D IT GET BURNED?”
Oddly, Cage was bailed out of jail not by a friend or family member, but by Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, who posted the $11,000 bond. Hmmm, I guess “Duane the Bail Bondsman” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
“Media from around the world have been requesting interviews with me today after reports surfaced about my posting a bond for actor Nicolas Cage in New Orleans,” Chapman said in a statement to E! News. “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. 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.”
I hope this is the last time these two men ever appear in a news story together, because doing a dual image search for “Nicolas Cage” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter” is the Internet equivalent of falling into a well. You can be lost in that search for days if you’re not careful.