On Friday night I got a call at 11:30 p.m. from the police saying they had arrested difficult child for reckless conduct. He had been riding his skateboard in the street and almost caused an accident. My other son and daughter in law went with me to sign him out. difficult child is angry and unrepentant. He was with two other guys who both got released, but apparently he had to mouth off to the police so they arrested him. He was even still yelling at them in the police station! He was demanding that they give him back his things (backpack, wallet, skateboard) and was actually calling them names! The cops had clearly had enough of him and yelled a couple of things back. I was so embarrassed, and started to apologize for him but just ducked out instead. He was drunk, too, by the way. The whole ride home he was saying he hates the cops (in stronger words), he was going to press charges against them because one of them hurt his arm and kicked him, and if he ever sees a cop car he'll slash it's tires. I know this was partly the alcohol talking, but whatever. We told him that he can't talk to the police like that because they could have given him other charges like resisting arrest and he's lucky they didn't. He said it's a free country and nobody can tell him what to say. So I'm taking him tomorrow to get his confiscated items. He has to appear in court in two weeks. I asked him how he intends to pay for whatever fines he gets (he quit his job the other day), and he said he won't get any fines because he wasn't guilty and they can't prove anything. He also wanted to know if he could get a lawyer. I said no way, and he's not Lindsey Lohan or Justin Bieber who can afford to hire lawyers for this kind of thing. Also, he's staying out of his classes today because his inhaler is with his backpack and he's having trouble breathing. He wanted me to take him to a clinic to get a new inhaler today. He has mild breathing problems (not asthma) caused mainly by his heavy smoking. I told him I'm not taking off another day, and he'll survive without it until tomorrow, and if he hadn't been such an *** he'd still have his inhaler.