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Report of man with gun in Maine turns out to be a tattoo

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) -- Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

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. [Click here to see a photo of the man and his tattoo]

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 the Morning Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/1l37m2f ) the tattoo has never been a problem before.

Police didn't charge him.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/

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