Maine man’s ‘gun’ turns out to be a tattoo

One resident got a rude awakening when police with assault rifles surrounded his home after a tree removal crew mistakenly reported he had a gun.

Michael Smith, of Norridgewock, Maine, was woken up by the authorities when a crew contacted by a utility company to trim branches near some power lines notified the police at 10am on Tuesday.

Smith went outside shirtless to yell at the crew to leave, exposing a life-sized tattoo of a gun he had on his stomach.