Someone has a case of over-reacting! Be careful, I’ve heard it’s been going around.
Michael Smith, citizen of Maine, got into an argument with a landscaping company in his area who felt “threatened” by the presence of a gun. Turns out, Smith was just packing.. ink? In most cases, you wouldn’t think a tattoo of a gun could get you in such trouble!
Here is a little clip from a recent article found in the New York Daily News:
Maine man Michael Smith woke up to police with assault rifles drawn on his front lawn Tuesday morning after authorities believed he had a flashed a gun during an argument.
A shirtless Smith had angrily shooed a tree removal company off of his property — spooking the landscapers with they thought was a handgun tucked in his pants.
But the weapon he was weilding was only a life-sized tattoo of a handgun with the barrel of the pistol tucked just below the beltline.
“Obviously it was a misunderstanding and he didn’t have a weapon, but we had to respond to the initial report as if he did,” Maine State Police Trooper Scott Duff told the Morning Sentinel. “We take all precautions when we don’t have the details.”Smith said that he was sleeping after working a night shift at his home on Ray Nors Drive when he heard a loud ruckus outside of his window.
Talk about your bad luck! Could you imagine what COULD HAVE happened to this innocent man over his tattoo? For God’s sake, he had troopers descending down around his house with rifles loaded and ready to go all because someone thought they saw a gun held up in his waist band.
Guns aren’t what is making this country unsafe, stupidity is.