Yes, but once he -did- show his ID and it was established that he was in the right, the cops should've apologized and backed off. Not arrested him. I'm not quite sure how Nicholas Cage suggests anything different.
I've never quite understood the idea that your first offer oughtta placate the opposition. It's like offering a car salesman full price this time, thinking that he'll go easy on your next time. When you're buying your riding unicorn.