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

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.

It was all just a misunderstanding, both Smith and police told the Morning Sentinel.

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