Maine man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) - March 19, 2014

Turns out the "gun" the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.

Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the tree crew contracted by a utility to trim branches near power lines, woke him up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. When he's not wearing a shirt, the tattoo looks like a gun tucked into his waistband.

Smith tells a local newspaper that the tattoo has never been a problem before.

Police didn't charge him.

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