I was talking to a woman and she told me this story. She said police arrested her for throwing an apple at her husband. She and her husband had gotten into an argument, and she threw an apple at him. He said he was going to call the police. She said told him "No, no, don't call the police" and kept telling him not to call the police. He called the police anyway. When the police arrived they separated the husband and wife into different rooms. First they interviewed the husband. (The wife could pretty much hear most everything being said, it only lasted a few minutes) Then they went to interview the wife. She was in a very angry irritable mood and refused to be interviewed right then and there. She rebuffed the police officer's demands and said she was going to get a sandwich from the fridge. After she left the room and ate part of the sandwich, she came back about 5 or 10 minutes later. The police officers were really not happy about this. I guess perhaps they wanted to get the woman's side of the story right then and there and not leave her any time to think about exactly what she was going to say. (It could give her time to think up a lie and get all her facts straight). The woman did give them her side of the story when she came back. But after listening to her story, they told her they were arresting her. She asked "What for?" They told her they were arresting her for "obstructing justice", because she had tried to prevent her husband from calling the police. I guess her throwing the apple at her husband wasn't solid enough grounds to arrest her, so the police had to think up a different pretext. So that was the charge she was arrested on. It is kind of outrageous, when you think about it. That a woman could be arrested and charged for telling her own husband not to call the police on her. It goes to show the ways these laws can be interpreted, and how all the laws leave a huge swath of latitude up to law enforcement to decide how they will interpret and apply these laws. There's always a law for the occasion if they want to arrest someone. Now I do not know exactly what this woman did, but it would not be difficult to imagine that this woman had used her hands to try to block her husband from using the phone. And perhaps the husband took some extra perverse delight in calling the police, especially when he knew his wife didn't want him to. A husband and wife angry at each other and embattled in petty domestic bickering. I don't feel this is really the type of situation police should be arresting one of them over.