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      Police: Man with gun tattoo had real gun in waistband

      File photo.
      File photo.
      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.