I imagine that lumberjacks grow on trees in Maine, but I had no idea that these noble, woodland creatures could scare so easily. Some tree cutters woke up a local resident at the ungodly hour of... 10:00 a.m. In fairness, the man had just worked a night shift.
The Mainer came out to tell them "get off my lawn" or something, and the ax men called the cops on him. Apparently, they thought he had a gun.
He did... kind of.
After the lumberjacks called the cops, police descended on the man's home with assault rifles. But it turns out, the man was unarmed. From WTOP:
Turns out the "gun" the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.
This is going to make more sense with a picture:
And by "more sense" I of course mean "totally hilarious sense."
Smith was not charged.