A man caught speeding in a truck filled with empty cans may go to jail for up to five years, all over a potential $1,000 pay-out.
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.
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.