Cuba Gooding Jr. WANTED By Police

And I always thought he was such a nice guy!

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr. after an altercation at a New Orleans bar in the early hours of this morning, according to TMZ.

The Jerry Maguire actor is accused of shoving a female bartender at the Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street around 2am.

Police spokeswoman Remi Braden confirmed the warrant issued this morning was for alleged municipal battery. The star, 44, became agitated and started swearing when bar patrons who recognized began taking photos, a witness tells the website.

When the female bartender approached the actor and asked him to leave, he allegedly pushed her up against the wall. Police are now under orders to arrest Cuba on sight.

This is what happens when you drink absinthe kids!

The star is currently in New Orleans to film The Butler, about a White House employee who serves eight Presidents over the course of three decades, with Oprah Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz.

He finally gets a job.. then he goes and pulls this stunt!?