Nicolas Cage Arrested For Abusing Wife, Taunts Cops, Sprung By Dog the Bounty Hunter

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Nicolas Cage was arrested early this morning in New Orleans for domestic abuse against his wife, Alice, along with one count of disturbing the peace.

In town filming a movie called Medallion, Nic and Alice disagreed over the exact address of an apartment they were renting in the city, police report.

Standing in front of a property he believed they were renting, he grabbed her by the arm to pull her to what he believed was the correct address.

Nicolas Cage Mug Shot

Police say there were no visible signs of injury on her arm, but just the same, he joined our celebrity mug shot gallery with this hilarious pic.

The NOPD went on to say Cage then began to hit parked cars and later attempted to get into a taxi. Cops say Cage eventually got into a cab.

A police officer ordered him out ... which "prompted Cage to start yelling" and basically daring cops to arrest him ... which always goes well.

It only got wilder from there.

The police came and told Nic and his wife to just go home, however, that's when the actor allegedly told cops, "Why don't you just arrest me?"

The cops then reiterated that he and his wife should just go home. Cage then repeated his dare to cops, who ultimately decided to oblige.

He was charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace.

Later, it was revealed that Alice is reportedly not a complaining witness and doesn't want him charged, saying there was no physical contact.

Nic was then released on bond ... thanks to Duane "Dog" Chapman! Dog and his wife Beth arrived at the scene and sprung him for $11K!

Beth posted on her Twitter, "My guy just walked out of the jail damn new Orleans 8 hours holy cow that's a lot of time to Process one guy."

More details to come as this ridiculous story develops ...

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