In the classic ‘Seinfeld’ episode "The Bottle Deposit," Kramer and Newman come up with a recycling scheme to return out-of-state bottles and cans for more cash. In Michigan, Brian Edward Everidge of Columbiaville, Mich., is being accused for a similar scheme.
In April, Everidge was pulled over for speeding, but the officer who pulled him over noticed that the truck was filled with aluminum cans from Kentucky. While he was stopped before making an attempt to deposit the bottles and cans, he could face 5 years in prison or a $5,000 if he’s convicted.
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In a case not too far removed from a "Seinfeld" episode, cops in Michigan said a man tried to deposit some 10,000 bottles and cans for 10 cents apiece -- even though they came from out of state, which would violate the law.
A judge ruled last week there was enough evidence against Brian Edward Everidge of Columbiaville for the case to move forward, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus reported. If convicted, he could face 5 years in prison or a $5,000 fine.
State police Motor Carrier Officer Clifford Lyden testified he stopped Everidge for speeding in a truck April 27 in Livingston County. Lyden said the truck was "packed" with aluminum cans that Everidge said were from Kentucky.