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article imageDuane Chapman bails out detained actor Nicolas Cage

By Leo Reyes     Apr 17, 2011 in Entertainment
Popular American actor Nicolas Cage who was detained in New Orleans on charges of domestic violence, drunkenness and disturbing the peace was bailed out by fellow actor Duane Chapman last Saturday.
Duane Chapman -- known as "Dog the Bounty Hunter" from the A&E reality show chronicling his life -- bailed Cage out of jail, he said in a statement. While he called himself "a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage," Chapman insisted he was simply doing his job "as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show.", CNN News reports.
"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," Chapman said. "I do not believe the latter will be the case for Mr. Cage."
"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."
New Orleans Police Spokesman, Gary Flot said in a written statement: "(Cage) and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting," Flot said in the statement. "She disagreed and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address."
The actor then began striking cars and tried to get into a taxi cab, Flot said.
"At that point, an officer who had been flagged down by on-lookers drove up on the couple, immediately observed that Cage was heavily intoxicated, and ordered him out of the cab, which prompted Cage to start yelling. The officers subsequently took Cage to Central Lock-Up," Flot said.
In 2009, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced Cage's appointment as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Justice. "I intend to shine the spotlight on the need for global justice, publicize all the good work that UNODC is doing, and highlight how we can all make a difference." Cage said after the announcement.
In the same year, the star of such films as "Leaving Las Vegas", and "The Rock", Cage was reported suffering from serious financial reverses which he blamed on his business manager saying he sent him down to financial ruin and slapping him with a $20 million lawsuit.
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