News

Man with tattoo of gun in waistband arrested with real thing

Man with tattoo of gun in waistband arrested with real thing

STUPID CRIMINAL FILES: Police say a Maine man sporting a tattoo of a gun tucked in his waistband was arrested after he showed up at a sheriff's deputy's home. Photo: clipart.com

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 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.

Recent Headlines

in National

Plane slides off runway, crashes into fence

Fresh
12-overlay

A jetliner with 125 passengers aboard slid off the runway during a snowy landing at LaGuardia Airport, smashing into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay.

in National

Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases on April 28

gaymarriage

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage.

in Local

UMass Concert Counters Blarney Blowout

UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst has planned a free concert on Saturday featuring Kesha, Ludacris, and Juicy J.

in Local

Barn Roof Collapses In Granby

barn door

An antique barn in Granby has collapsed under the weight of the snow.

in Local

A2Z Under New Ownership

downtown noho lights

The A2Z Science and Learning Center in downtown ownership is under new ownership.