"the hobos force the cop to bark like a dog, louder and louder, to
“affirm” the turkey’s fake identity. Once they’ve tormented him enough,
they break out laughing and offer the poor bastard a drink."
50 years ago, Americans knew not-nothing about honour, or at least remembered someone who did.
"Look man, you screwed up. Maybe don't screw up so much next time, eh?" You have to imagine the cop smiling ruefully to himself. "You trapped me but good, chaps." Like he was taking responsibility for his actions or something. In classic American tradition it's still pro-crime, but never mind...
By contrast, narcissists never break character. They will cut you out of their will for mentioning off hand, to someone else, that the dog was a turkey.