LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― U.S. actor Nicolas Cage has been arrested in the southern city of New Orleans “after getting drunk” and having a heated argument with his wife in the French Quarter, police said.
The 47-year-old star had been “getting drunk ... in the French Quarter,” New Orleans police officer Garry Flot said in a statement. “He and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting,” Flot said. “She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address.”
Cage then struck vehicles and began to enter a taxi. Witnesses flagged police officers who “immediately observed that Cage was heavily intoxicated, and ordered him out of the cab, which prompted Cage to start yelling,” Flot said.
He noted that Cage’s wife had no apparent injuries.