Recyclable bottles and cans. (file photo)
Photo: Gary Coronado / The Palm Beach Post
Photo: Gary Coronado / The Palm Beach Post

Man faces jail time over haul of nonrefundable cans

Police reportedly pulled over Brian Edward Everidge, of Columbiaville, Michigan, after clocking him driving a rented box truck 12 mph over the speed limit. Upon inspecting the back of the truck, a state trooper discovered it was "packed" with plastic bags full of cans, The Livingston Daily reports.

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Police said Everidge admitted he had picked the cans up in Lexington, Kentucky, some 360 miles south of where he was stopped, with the intent of returning them for a refund, according to The Livingston Daily.

Michigan has the highest returnable deposit on beverage containers, at 10 cents apiece, meaning Everidge's haul could have been worth upwards of $1,000.

Unfortunately for Everidge, knowingly attempting to exchange cans or bottles for a refund in Michigan is illegal if the items were purchased out-of-state.

As The New York Daily News noted, it echoes a plot from an episode of "Seinfeld," which saw Kramer abandon a similar plan not due to legality but return on interest.

Read more at The Livingston Daily.

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