Gun Tattoo Prompts Police to Raid Man’s Property With Semi Auto Rifles
Well, here we have another story of the weird.
Apparently, a man in Norridgewock, Maine found himself face to face with police armed with semi-auto rifles after a man with a gun call.
According to the Morning Sentinel,
NORRIDGEWOCK — Michael Smith went outside shirtless after being awakened Tuesday morning, yelling at a tree removal company to get off his property.
The workers thought they saw a gun in his waistband and called police.
Smith, who’d gone back to bed, was awakened again minutes later — this time by Maine State Police at his front door, backed up by a group of troopers with assault rifles in his driveway. They were asking him via a megaphone to come out of his house.
Smith did have a gun. It was tattooed on his stomach.
Once police realized the situation there was, of course, no issue.
Is it just me, or does this response seem a bit over the top? Even if it was a real gun, the guy was on his own property, and while he did allegedly tell the workers to leave, I don’t see anything about threatening them.