A&E reality star Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is known for putting men behind bars — but on Saturday, he bailed one out.
Chapman posted Nicolas Cage’s $11,000 bond after the “National Treasure” star was arrested on charges of domestic violence, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness in New Orleans.
“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,” Chapman, 58, told E! News. “I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show.”
Police told Us Weekly that Cage, 47 — who has a 5-year-old son, Kal-El, with wife Alice Kim — was arguing with his spouse outside of a rental property when he “grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address.” The actor then “began striking vehicles and later attempted to get into a taxi,” the NOPD added.
When the intoxicated actor was ordered out of the cab by a nearby police officer, he began yelling and causing a scene. The officers subsequently took Cage to Central Lock-Up.
But why did Chapman, whose show has been on the air for seven seasons, get involved?
“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,” he explained. “I do not believe the latter will be the case for Mr. Cage.”
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