Peaceful protest landed man Michigan jail
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- A man involved in peaceful protest has landed in jail.
The man says it was all a misunderstanding over a sticker.
Kalamazoo police arrested Lee Holdridge last month for having a sticker on his bag that read "this bike is a pipe bomb."
Officers thought he was making a bomb threat.
What the officers did not know was the it was actually the name of a band.
"I looked around and I go really, four guys, SWAT team, took us down violently," Holdridge said. "I was shocked and intimated. I think it was done to be mean spirited and teach us a lesson."
Holdridge is charged with disturbing the peace.
The prosecutor offered to drop the case if he did community service.
But Holdridge says he will take his chances at trial.