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US man’s ‘gun’ turns out to be a tattoo

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US man’s ‘gun’ turns out to be a tattoo
ImageUpdated: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:49:41 GMT | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

US man’s ‘gun’ turns out to be a tattoo



NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine – Police armed with assault rifles descended on a man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Turns out the “gun” the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.

Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the tree crew contracted by a utility to trim branches near power lines, woke him up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. When he’s not wearing a shirt, the tattoo looks like a gun tucked into his waistband.

Smith tells the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1l37m2f) the tattoo has never been a problem before.

Police didn’t charge him.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/

Cop Who Pulled Gun On Man For ‘Holding Up McDonald’s Drive-Thru Line’ Gets Probation, Community Service

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Cop Who Pulled Gun On Man For ‘Holding Up McDonald’s Drive-Thru Line’ Gets Probation, Community Service
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Veteran police officer Detective Sgt. Scott Biumi, 48, of the DeKalb County Police Department was caught on video pulling a gun on Ryan Mash, 18, who was at the front a McDonald’s drive-thru line, because he felt the young man was responsible for “holding up” the line. He was indited on two counts of aggravated assault back in July of last year. Biumi was finally just sentenced, all he’s getting is 10 years probation and 120 hours community service — no jail time.

Here’s a thought experiment to question if we have a two-tiered justice system: What do you think the punishment would have been if it was a citizen who pulled a gun on a cop because he thought he was holding up a McDonald’s drive-thru line?

See the original story with video of the assault here:

http://bcove.me/50jhrfht