So, back in March, the nice shirtless gentleman you see here, one Michael Smith, 41, of Norridgewock, Maine, made the "weird news" features when a tree-removal crew called police because they were frightened of the strange man yelling at them with a "gun" tucked into his waistband -- and as you can see, the gun turned out to be a semi-realistic tattoo. Once the misunderstanding was cleared up (and the photos taken of course), there were laughs all around and no charges were filed.

And so of course it only stands to reason that a couple months later, Mr. Smith would get arrested with an actual gun tucked into his waistband. He seems nice.

Also notable is the manner in which Mr. Smith came to the attention of law enforcement this second time. He was arrested on Friday

after showing up at the home of a Somerset County Sheriff’s Department deputy with the drugs on him and a real gun in his waistband, police said. Police said he was crying and had been drinking alcohol ...

According to a police affidavit...police were called to respond to the home of Deputy Don Avery in Madison at 8:07 p.m. Thursday. Smith was standing in front of Avery’s cruiser with a gun tucked into his waistband, police said.

Police took the gun from Smith as well as a knife he had been carrying in his backpack, according to the affidavit.

He told them that he had just had a fight with his former girlfriend and wanted to hurt himself, according to the affidavit. Smith told Avery that he had stolen suboxone strips from the woman, who has a prescription for them, and that they were in the outer pocket of the backpack.

All in all, this is one very responsible guy -- he gets in a fight with his girlfriend, steals her drugs -- "Suboxone is a narcotic used to treat drug dependence" -- and then feels so distraught that he shows up at a deputy's house to get help. Well done, Mr. Smith! Your decision-making skills, arguably at a low ebb with the acquisition of the tattoo, appear to be improving, little by little! Kind of a bummer about the drug theft and unlawful possession of drugs charges, though.

[Morning Sentinel via NBC News]

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