updated 04/18/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/18/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
Nicolas Cage made a big scene in the Big Easy when he was arrested Saturday morning.
“He was running around and screaming in the street,” a bartender at Harry’s Corner in New Orleans, tells PEOPLE.
The Academy Award-winning actor, 47, who is filming a movie in the area, was charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace after arguing with his wife, Alice Kim, according to the New Orleans Police Department.