Petoskey stone pulled out of cold lake might land guy in hot water

Sep 25, 2015

Tim O'Brien might be regretting the fact that he talked to reporters about the 93-pound Petoskey stone he found near Northport, Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Press story on his haul was the "most read" thing on MLive this morning.

And the stone continued to build momentum on Twitter:

But now state officials have gotten involved.

More from Tom Greenwood of the Detroit News:

Michigan law prohibits removing more than 25 pounds of rocks or minerals per year from state-owned lands, including Great Lakes bottomlands. Violation could bring a civil fine of up to $500 ...

DNR spokesman Ed Golder says the agency wants to talk to O’Brien and decide how to handle the matter.

Instead of forking over $500, maybe O'Brien can just haul the rock back to said beach whence it came.