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Nicolas Cage Arrested For Domestic Abuse, Disturbing the Peace

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Actor Nicolas Cage was reportedly arrested last night in New Orleans on charges of domestic abuse battery and disturbing the peace. Cage, who has owned property in New Orleans that was in recent years the subject of an IRS investigation for unpaid taxes, were spotted arguing with his wife, Alice Kim, in front of a residence Cage said they were renting, according to Reuters. Kim disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address," according to a statement issued today.

On-lookers, who saw Cage become angry and strike cars on the street before entering a taxi cab, flagged down the cops, who determined the actor was intoxicated. They asked him to exit the cab, and then took him into custody.

Cage, 47, met Kim while she was employed at the Los Angeles club Le Privé. The couple have a 5-year-old son, Kal-El, named for Superman's real name. Just last week, a rare Superman comic that had been stolen a decade ago from Cage's home turned up in a storage locker in the Valley.