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Man With Gun Tattoo Had A Real Gun Too, Police Say (PHOTO)

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MICHAEL SMITH GUN TATTOO
In this March 18, 2014 file photo, Michael Smith, left, bearing a realistic-looking tattoo of a handgun on his stomach, stands beside a Somerset County Sheriff deputy outside his home in Norridgewock, Maine. Smith was arrested Friday, June 13, 2014, after he allegedly showed up at a deputy’s home with a real gun in his waistband and drugs in his backpack. | Associated Press

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

Police tell the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1p2LHWq ) that 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.

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