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Published March 19, 2014FoxNews.comMarch 18: Michael Smith, left, stands beside a Somerset County Sheriff deputy outside his home in Norridgewock, Maine. (AP/MORNING SENTINEL)March 18: A trooper trains his rifle toward the home of Michael Smith in Norridgewock, Maine. (AP PHOTO/MORNING SENTINEL)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.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."I got plans today. I didn't want to get shot"- Mike SmithHe 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 the tattoo has never been a problem before."I got plans today. I didn't want to get shot," Smith reportedly said.Police didn't charge him.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/19/gun-tattoo-in-maine-prompts-heavy-police-response/
I thought only school kids could get punished for drawings of guns.