Man with gun tattoo had real gun in waistband

MADISON, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine say a man with a realistic-looking tattoo of a gun on his stomach had the rehis stomach had the real thing tucked into his waistband when he was arrested.

Police tell the Morning Sentinelthat 41-year-old Michael Smith, of Norridgewock, showed up at a sheriff's deputy's home Thursday night. Police say he was crying and had been drinking.

Authorities say Smith told police he had a fight with his ex-girlfriend and had stolen prescription narcotics from her.

He was charged with stealing drugs, and the gun was confiscated. He was released from jail on $1,000 bail. His phone has been disconnected.

Smith made headlines in March when members of a tree removal crew reported that he had a gun. But the gun turned out to be his tattoo.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)al thing tucked into his waistband when he was arrested.)


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