Nic Cage: Argumentative, WASTED at Tattoo Parlor Prior to Arrest

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Surveillance video taken inside a tattoo shop just before Nicolas Cage was arrested this weekend shows the actor drinking and arguing with his wife and others.

Cage is clearly shown carrying some sort of drink as he stumbles around, fretting to employees about not recalling where he lived and getting testy with wife Alice.

Nic began throwing his clothes around, demanding to get inked up. Intoxicated, he then asked employees to call the cops ... 'cause he didn't know where he lived.

Police report that this was the topic he and Alice were arguing over - the address where they're living while he films Medallion - when he allegedly grabbed her.

A Nic Cage Picture

In the surveillance tape, Cage, holding a clear plastic cup, can be seen with his arms around two friends as he enters. Nic walked out and back in and out again.

At that point, he can be seen arguing with his wife and friends. His wife can be seen motioning to herself throughout, as if to say, "Listen to me" or "Come with me."

Eventually, Nic acquiesced and left the shop ... only to later be arrested on charges of domestic violence and disturbing the peace, having taunted police to bust him.

He was released on $11,000 bail after Duane "Dog" Chapman posted bond for him, which is easily the most random and hilarious part of an already classic story.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Aaahhhh, The Big Easy, home of the legal "go cup" of alcohol. Gotta' love it!

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thanks Nic Cage for being a model celebrity, & keeping us all entertained (on & off camera)!

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Ha brilliant! Love Dawg nd Beth