Michigan man facing felony after allegedly trying to illegally recycle 10,000 cans

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HOWELL, MI - It looks like a driver's attempt to recycle a plot from an episode of Seinfeld came to a screeching halt on a Michigan highway.

Police arrested Brian Edward Everidge for trying to cash in ten-thousand out-of-state cans.  He's facing a felony charge.

He reportedly drove hundreds of miles to pick them up in Kentucky.  Michigan law says in order to get refunds for your bottle or can, they have to be purchased in the state.

His plan popped when cops pulled Everidge over for speeding in Livingston county, about 60 miles west of Detroit.  That's when cops found his truck filled to capacity empty cans.

Everidge could face up to five years in jail and or pay a $5,000 fine, which would be way more than what he would have made at 10 cents a can if he actually cashed them in.

Everidge's attorney, Marcus Wilcox says his client was caught too early, and doesn't expect the charges to stick.  If the charges remain, it will be one tough penalty to swallow for some empty aluminum cans.