Crime Nicolas Cage Bailed Out by Dog the Bounty Hunter "I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show," the reality star says By Sarah Michaud Sarah Michaud Instagram Sarah Michaud is the senior news editor of PEOPLE's music vertical. They have been working at PEOPLE for 15 years. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 17, 2011 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Albert L. Ortega/PictureGroup;Dennis Van Tine/ABACA Nicolas Cage received the help of an unlikely ally after being arrested in New Orleans. Reality star Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman – aka Dog the Bounty Hunter – posted the actor’s $11,000 bond after he was charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace Saturday in the French Quarter. “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 in a statement. Nicolas Cage Arrested – the Inside Story “I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show,” the statement continued. “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.” Cage, 47, is scheduled to appear in court May 31.