7-Eleven Bottle Return Protest
AAPD lieutenant Ed Dreslinski explains bottle returns are covered by "administrative law, not criminal law. It's not something the police would be involved in. It's up to the [Michigan] treasury department to impose sanctions." As for 7-Eleven, Dreslinski explains that Harrison is barred because he's made a nuisance of himself, and trespassing is something the police get involved in.
Did the officers on the scene suggest Harrison picket Noodles & Co.? Dreslinski laughs: "They might have tried to keep him moving."
7-Eleven owner Linda Russ won't say any more than "we've taken it up with the police and resolved it." But she may still have a problem with the state. Treasury department communications director Terry Stanton says Harrison has administrative law, at least, on his side.