Well, isn't it?
Although getting arrested must suck (I can only imagine as I've never experienced this life event), it's usually pretty interesting in stories. Look how popular 'Law & Order' is. Somebody's always getting arrested.
I don't see anything wrong with being inspired by life's events as long as I change the names, places, and precise happenings to protect the innocent. Remember I said 'inspired by' life's events, not 'record them word for word'.
My daughter feels that I should not write about actual life events that inspire me.
But I have more information about things I've experienced than things I haven't. Since I haven't been arrested, have never spent a night in a jail cell, I have to imagine it, research it the best I can. But I can't taste, touch, smell, live it the way I would if I had experienced it. (Not that I want to.)
The mother of five children, I can give a realistic opinion of what it's like to be the mother of five children.
You get the point.
Not that I won't ever imagine what it's like to be a werewolf or a space alien and write from their POV. I'm sure I will. Actually I have.
Much as I love my daughter, I'm going to continue to write about what I know.