You know what I like?
Reese: "I have to obey your order?!"Well done, officer. Well handled. Grace under pressure.
Officer: "Yes, you do.
Witherspoon: "Do you know my name... You're about to find out who am I."
Officer: "That's fine. I'm not really worried about you, Ma'am."
Witherspoon: "I'm an American citizen, I'm allowed to do whatever I want to do."
Funny she should think that.
Honestly, Witherspoon didn't embarrass herself too much. But she was wrong. And she got arrested. And Reese was also wrong about it being national news. It is international news.
As a side note, I'm always amazed when I see a solo officer arresting somebody. I patrolled without a partner, but I was taught never to arrest without backup. The one time I didn't follow that advice, I ended on the pavement of Eager Street wrestling with a handcuffed suspect.
That's right. He was handcuffed. I wasn't. What could I do? I couldn't mace him. I couldn't hit him. He was in handcuffs, for crying out loud! He had not one but both hands tied behind his back! And I still couldn't get that SOB under control.
Never was I so happy to hear sirens coming.
And never again did arrest anybody without backup.