Brian Edward Everidge was pulled over by Michigan police in April for speeding. His rented truck was found to contain 10,000 bottles and aluminum cans, which he was taking to redeem for the deposit money. In court this week, Everidge admitted that the cans and bottles were from Kentucky, a state that has no bottle deposit. Returning non-refundable bottles may get him up to five years and/or a $5,000 fine. If Everidge had returned the bottles for deposit, he would have received about $1,000. That might or might not have covered the cost of the rental truck, gas, food, and tolls. You will remember this scheme was the plot of a famous Seinfeld episode, entitled “The Bottle Deposit.”
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