Nicolas Cage was freed from a New Orleans jail this morning on an $11,000 bond after being arrested for domestic abuse ... and apparently Duane "Dog" Chapman was the one who posted the bail!

TMZ reports that Cage was sprung by his pal (who knew?) this morning after cops arrested the actor who allegedly got pushy when arguing with his wife Alice Kim over the address of their rental property.

Chapman's wife Beth tweeted just about the time Nic was sprung, "My guy just walked out of the jail damn New Orleans 8 hours holy cow that's a lot of time to process one guy."

The NOPD released a statement on the matter, saying:

    "Cage and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address. There were no visible signs of injury on his wife's arm.

    The actor then began striking vehicles and later attempted to get into a taxi. At that point, an officer who had been flagged down by onlookers 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."

Cage is scheduled to appear in court on May 31.