Baseball Legend Arrested. The Allegations Are Horrific

Jena Greene | Reporter

Former star Mets and Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra is in a heap of trouble after he allegedly threatened to kill an Uber driver in New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

“Police in Linden said that Dykstra allegedly held a weapon to the driver’s head early on Wednesday morning after the driver refused to update the destination of a scheduled ride about 3:30 a.m,” local news outlet NBC 4 reports. “Authorities said Dykstra was arrested after the driver, 47, pulled up to the Linden Police Department’s headquarters and repeatedly beeped the car’s horn.”

And while police did not find a gun when they responded, they did locate a bag of cocaine, marijuana, and MDMA in Dysktra’s possession. (RELATED: Jose Fernandez’s Lawyer Claims He Was Framed In Fatal Boat Crash)

Dykstra was charged with making terroristic threats and drug offenses but was later released on a summons. He will have to appear in court sometime in June.

This isn’t Dkystra’s first run in with the law. In 2012, he was arrested and later sentenced to three years in jail for grand theft auto. He was also accused of sexually harassing his housekeeper but was never formally charged.

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