8 Famous People Who Want To Make Sure You Know Who They Are

Reese Witherspoon is the most recent famous person to wonder if a normal even knows who s/he is, but she’s far from the first.

1. Reese Witherspoon

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Early Friday morning, Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, were arrested after Toth’s car was seen weaving in and out of lanes. Witherspoon reportedly asked the police officers on the scene if they knew her name/who she was; she has since apologized.

2. Rihanna

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Last fall, Rihanna pulled the “don’t you know who I am?” card on security as they attempted to escort her from London’s The Rose Club. Supposedly, it worked!

3. Milan Lucic

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In 2011, Boston Bruins left winger Milan Lucic asked police officers if they even knew who he was after they showed up at Lucic’s condo to question him about a “highly intoxicated” argument with his girlfriend.

4. Miguel Cabrera

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Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested for drunk driving in 2011, during which he asked the police officers if they knew who he was.

5. Allen Iverson

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In 2011, former NBA star Allen Iverson’s car was pulled over for a traffic violation, at which point Iverson asked the police officers on the scene, “Do you know who I am?”

6. Senator David Vitter

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In 2009, Louisiana Senator (and occasional prostitute enthusiast) David Vitter reportedly insinuated that airline workers might not know he was, and that’s probably why they weren’t letting him board his flight when he arrived after the gate had closed.

7. N.O.R.E.

In early 2009, rapper N.O.R.E. (formerly Noreaga) was arrested after a fight on Miami Beach, during which he either asked a fellow customer if he knew who N.O.R.E. was, and then punched him in the face, or vice versa.

8. General Edwin H. Stoughton

Edwin H. Stoughton was a brigadier general for the Union during the Civil War who, according to Wikipedia, yelled “Do you know who I am?” at a Confederate officer, John S. Mosby, who slapped Stoughton on the butt to wake him up (!) just prior to capturing him (!!) in a raid on Union territory in 1863. Cruelly, Wikipedia adds, “Apparently, Edwin H. Stoughton was not popular with the officers and men of the brigade, and few mourned his loss.”

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