Nicolas Cage may be investigated for child abuse after he reportedly caused injury to his 5-year-old son during his drunken stupor, resulting in his arrest.
According to the police report obtained by TMZ, Cage’s wife Alice Kim told the police the couple were arguing “due to his intoxicated state” and Cage “fell while holding their son. The fall caused the 5-year-old to suffer a minor abrasion to his left knee.”
But a witness to the incident had a different version of the story. The man is reported saying he saw “Mr. Cage pull the male child to the ground by his hand.”
The report states that a child abuse detective was notified and the police wanted to interview Cage’s son, Kal-El, but Kim would not let them.
Radar Online is reporting that the child abuse detective determined that no further investigation was merited, but noted that a representative of Child Protective Service may be contacted and an investigation could be launched.
On the night in question, the Oscar winner was reportedly “very drunk” on a New Orleans street when a taxi driver allegedly witnessed the couple quarreling loudly. The cabbie reportedly called the police when Cage pushed his wife.
Cage is said to have taunted cops into taking him into custody, repeatedly refusing their request to quietly go home and asking, “Why don’t you just arrest me?” The officers ultimately obliged, charging Cage with disturbing the peace and domestic violence.
Kim reportedly denied any physical violence occurred, and said she did not wish to press charges and she also stated that “her husband was not attempting to injure her, but instead he was attempting to get her to follow him.”
Reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter bailed out Cage by posting a bond of $11,000.