Gun Tattoo Prompts Police to Raid Man’s Property With Semi Auto Rifles

March 19 2014
by GSL Staff
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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.

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