NORRIDGEWOCK — Michael Smith went outside shirtless after being awakened Tuesday morning, yelling at a tree removal company to get off his property.

The tattoo of a pistol on his stomach was mistaken for a real firearm by employees of Lucas Tree Experts after, according to Smith, workers woke him up while they were cutting wood for Central Maine Power Co. The workers called police.
Tree workers called police earlier after they mistook a pistol tattoo on Smith’s stomach for a real firearm.

The workers thought they saw a gun in his waistband and called police.

Smith, who’d gone back to bed, was awakened again minutes later — this time by Maine State Police at his front door, backed up by a group of troopers with assault rifles in his driveway. They were asking him via a megaphone to come out of his house.

Smith did have a gun. It was tattooed on his stomach.

via Norridgewock man with gun tattoo wakes up to armed police | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME.

So it is not the nicest of tattoos, but I have seen worse.  But what caught my attention is that the Tree Cutting crews by law have the right to enter anybody’s property without the courtesy of a simple knock at the door to notify the home owner:

Smith, who works nights, said he was still asleep and was surprised to see a crew of workers from Lucas Tree Experts preparing to saw a number of trees around some power lines on his property…..Rice said that, in general, if a customer is unhappy with the work being done, tree crews are supposed to stop work, leave the area and call CMP. State law says that because such work is necessary to ensure the quality of electric service, the company is not required to give notice to customers.

Nice. [/sarcasm]

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on “Assault with a Deadly… Tattoo?”
  1. It’s been noted elsewhere that the tree crews probably knew it wasn’t a real weapon when they called the police on this guy.

    If that’s the case, where are the charges for filing a false police report?

  2. I have seen this tattoo design before. There are bad tattoos, there are awful tattoos, then there are tattoos that are going to get you shot by police. Dumbass here is lucky he didn’t get filled with .223 the second he opened the door dressed like that.

      1. verily proving once again that the cops and their political masters have forgotten just who works for whom. Te more I read about this, the more commentary I read about this…the more I ended up groaning in agony at the profound willful IGNORANCE of most the twatwaffles that make up so much of the human race. I ran across one special snowflake that HAD to be the result of the mating between a disease ridden donkey and a poor unsuspecting hooker, This special snowflake was braying that maybe the guy shouldn’t have brandished a weapon at the work crew. *headdesk, headdesk, headdesk*

        Ow…see boys and girls? Willful stupidity and ignorance ARE painful.

      2. Along with poor training and defective vision, there is: stupid, prone to violence, bad attitude, trigger happy, and all around asshole bullies.

        You might have noticed from other posts, that I don’t think highly of police, 99% of cops give the rest a bad name. Too many dogs and innocents killed for me to give them the benefit of the doubt.

  3. So, these fools are cockeyed in one eye and half blind in the other, and they work with chainsaws?!

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