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Maine man's handgun tattoo brings officers with assault rifles

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Tattoo of gun brings officers with real rifles

Officers armed with assault rifles descended on a Norridgewock, Maine, man's home after a tree removal crew he told to get off his property reported he had a gun. Turns out the "gun" was a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on Michael Smith's stomach. Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the crew sent to trim branches near power lines woke him about 10 a.m. Tuesday. He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers. The tattoo looked like a gun tucked in his waistband. Smith wasn't charged.

Attack cat

He's really big, and he was really mad

A 22-pound house cat that trapped a Portland, Ore., family in a bedroom has been taken to the Multnomah County Animal Services shelter. Owner Lee Palmer told a 911 dispatcher he kicked the cat named Lux after it scratched his 7-month-old baby. The cat then went ballistic, leading Palmer and his girlfriend to barricade themselves, their baby and the family dog in a bedroom. Police showed up and captured Lux. The family plans to keep the cat and agreed to therapy with cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy.

Compiled from Times wires.

Maine man's handgun tattoo brings officers with assault rifles 03/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:38pm]

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